|Weekly episodes give listeners a taste of Florida’s unique culinary landscape|
|TAMPA, Fla. (April 20, 2020) – WUSF Public Media is proud to announce the second season of “The Zest”, a weekly podcast exploring the unique food, chefs, culinary culture and restaurants of Florida. From the Panhandle to Miami, roadside stands to linen tablecloths, “The Zest” celebrates the intersection of food and communities in Florida.|
The Zest Podcast senior producer Robin Sussingham will guide listeners on a journey through what makes Florida a delicious place to live, eat and play. This season’s episodes will each focus on a single story. Listeners will have unique access to in-depth discussions with interesting chefs, restaurant owners, farmers, cookbook authors, and much more.
“Food has always been a universal way to show our love, care and concern,” Sussingham said. “We look forward to bringing our listeners bonus episodes that bring joy and insight as they navigate their way through these tough times.”
The podcast episodes are released weekly on Thursdays. The first few shows will highlight a young oyster farmer, a food writer who has a new cookbook on African American cuisine, and Rene Valenzuela, founder of the wildly popular Taco Bus restaurants. With the COVID-19 virus upending daily life, listeners will hear “Extra Zest” bonus episodes about timely topics such as how to stock an emergency pantry, plus interviews with restaurant owners finding new ways to stay open, serve customers and keep their contributions to Florida cuisine alive.
The Zest is available through podcast platforms at iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, the WUSF website and many other podcast channels. Episodes and more information available on https://www.thezestpodcast.com/.
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