PFB Challenge 7: Peri Peri Grouper w/Feta Sweet Potato Chips

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Once again, Christey and I cannot thank you enough for your votes! We made it through to the video challenge where I get to channel my inner Mario Batali! (EDIT: Voting is now open! To vote, please go to http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/7/view/1506 and click the heart on the top banner! Thank you!) For our entry, I made one of our favorite meals, Peri Peri Grouper, with … [Read more...]

PFB Challenge #6: Picnic on a Deserted Island

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EDIT: Voting is now open! Thank you for voting for us so far, and please vote for us again so we can advance! You can vote here: http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/6/view/1458 Christey and I live near the Intracoastal Waterway on the east coast of Florida. The Intracoastal is an unbroken stretch of water "highway" from New Jersey down through Florida, and up around to … [Read more...]

PFB Challenge #5: Grilled Poutine Pizza

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EDIT: Voting has started! Please vote for us here: http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/5/view/1397 Thank you, thank you to everyone who is voting for us! We've moved on to Challenge #5 in Project Food Blog, and it's a fun one: We're challenging each of you to put your own spin on the same recipe. How you do it is up to you... You'll be asked to put your own spin on Pizza. … [Read more...]

Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

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Epcot. Disney. International Food and Wine Festival. To a traveling foodie, these words are like pheromones. The Swan and Dolphin Resort is considered an Epcot resort (it's a short stroll to the "back entrance" of Epcot between England and France). Technically, the Swan and Dolphin are not Disney owned like the Grand Floridian or even the next-door Boardwalk. Starwood (the Sheraton people) … [Read more...]

PFB Challenge #4: Butter Poached Lobster with Sauce Aurore

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(Edit: Voting has started! Please vote for us and help us advance to the next challenge! http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/4/view/1288) For most of my life, I was a dabbler in the kitchen. I cooked a lot, and I wasn't bad, but I winged it. Three years ago, I picked up Kitchen Confidential and it changed my outlook on cooking forever. High-level restaurant cooking had … [Read more...]

Epcot: First Bites Opening Reception

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For many people, when feeling the urge to break out singing: "It's the most wonderful time of the year!", it means the Christmas holidays. For foodies in Central Florida (and a good chunk of the world's tourists) it means Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival has begun at Walt Disney World in Florida. It's the 15 year anniversary for the Festival, and this year, there will be 27 food … [Read more...]

Coffee and Eggs — A Natures Pride Contest

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Natures Pride is hosting a contest offering airfare and accommodations to the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival in San Francisco this year. To enter, we needed to create a recipe using Nature's Pride bread. Christey and I went to the Blogger Festival last year, and we were really impressed by the winners of last year's contest. So, we batted some ideas around and decided to enter a recipe for mini … [Read more...]

Project Food Blog Challenge #3: Luxury Dinner Party

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(Big thanks from Christey and me to everyone who voted for us! We've advanced to round 3 and we hope you'll continue to support us!) Voting is open! Please help us advance by giving us a vote here: http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/3/view/1143 Christey and I love throwing dinner parties. The occasion doesn't matter, the level of formality doesn't matter. We're Floridians … [Read more...]

Challenge #2: Snapper M’qualli (Morocco)

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Once again, thank you to everyone who voted for our last challenge! The competition is really intense and this is a big one, so please vote for us if you'd like to see us advance! Edit: The voting page is up! Please cast your vote here: http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/2/view/957 This week's challenge: Ready to tackle a classic dish from another culture? Pick an ethnic … [Read more...]

Foodbuzz: Project Food Blog, Challenge #1

Peter and Christey at the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival Dinner 2009

The first challenge Foodbuzz: Project Food Blog asks is: What defines you as a food blogger, and why should you be the next food blog star? We’re FotoCuisine. Christey is the Foto. Peter is the Cuisine. We’re married, in love, and in love with the idea that food can be completely amazing. We met through a mutual friend at a restaurant on the beach in St Pete, Florida. We were … [Read more...]

Baked Halibut with Yogurt Sauce

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Every month, Jenn, the Leftover Queen hosts the friendliest cooking contest on the web: The Royal Foodie Joust! Three ingredients are chosen, and foodies and food bloggers from around the world compete for the coveted trophies of Best Picture, Most Unique, and Best Overall dish using those three ingredients. If you haven't Jousted, I seriously encourage you to try. It's a fun, low-pressure … [Read more...]

Skirt Steak Salsa Verde

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It may not be technically summer yet, but you wouldn't know that in central Florida. It has been summer for over a month now with high-80s temperatures and daily booming thunderstorms. Summer, even in the tropics, means cooking outdoors -- and for a good chunk of America, cooking outdoors means steak. Beef has more variety than perhaps any food animal, save the pig. Forget the braised … [Read more...]