In observance of its 50th anniversary, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg and the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society are publishing Food + Art: Cooking around Tampa Bay with the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Food + Art is a collection of 120 recipes from 100 Tampa Bay cooks and chefs, ranging from splashy party dishes to vegetarian main dishes to simple weeknight dinners, with chapters that include: Starters, Drinks, Brunch, Soups, Pastas, Salads, Pizza, Meats, Seafood, Vegetables and Sweets.
Many recipes emphasize regional ingredients and local connections, while others reflect the global experiences and backgrounds of Tampa Bay cooks. A sampling: Jeanne Houlton’s Crispy Shrimp Wontons, Janet Keeler’s Jumbo Gumbo, Hazel Hough’s Stuffed Patty Pan Squash, Wayne Atherholt’s Raspberry Martini and Locale Chef Don Pintabona’s Pasta al Forno. Each contributor tells a first-person “story” about their specialty, to be savored along with recipe details. Food + Art also contains sidebars that capture the fresh flavors of Tampa Bay through quick and simple recipes and preparation tips.
Food + Art can be pre-ordered at the MFA Store, 255 Beach Drive NE in St. Petersburg, or online via The Stuart Society’s website, thestuartsociety.org/cookbookproject.
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