|Weekly episodes will explore Florida’s unique culinary landscape|
TAMPA, Fla. (May 2, 2019) – WUSF is proud to announce The Zest, a weekly podcast exploring the way Florida’s unique culture is showcased in its food. The Zest celebrates the intersection of Floridian food and communities, in conversation with chefs and home cooks, farmers and fishermen.
WUSF senior producer and Florida Matters host Robin Sussingham will host the podcast in partnership with WUSF producer Dalia Colón. The award-winning duo is committed to going where the food (and therefore the stories) is grown, prepared and eaten.
“Because the Sunshine State is strange, beautiful, and hot, people from everywhere converge on Florida and bring their cuisine and traditions with them,” Sussingham said. “From food halls to fad diets, café con leche to coffee punch, we call on Florida’s food experts to give us the dish. We go where those stories are, and we bring all that flavor of life to our listeners.”
|The Zest’s producer Dalia Colon (left) with senior producer and host Robin Sussingham.||The first episode will air May 2nd, and will feature a lesson in mojito-making from Andrea Gonzmart Williams, whose family are fifth-generation owners of Florida’s oldest Spanish restaurant, the Columbia. The hosts will also hear from food writer Laura Reiley about how affordable real estate helped supercharge upstart chefs in Tampa Bay’s burgeoning food scene. The Zest cookbook reviewer Janet Keeler will discuss the indispensable charms of real, physical cookbooks, and a historian takes us through the fascinating history of beer and brewing in Tampa Bay.|
|The Zest will be available through iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, the WUSF website and many other platforms, with episodes posting weekly. Episodes and more information available on https://www.thezestpodcast.com/.|
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