Gulf Coast Cooking

Gulf Coast Cooking

Truly grits: Regionally grown rice takes on different form

When you think of rice production in the South, you probably think first of Louisiana or Arkansas. Louisiana plants about 449,999 acres in rice every year, but Arkansas plants even more. Poor old Mississippi lags behind with just 185,543 acres in rice, but sometimes it's not how much you plant, but the quality of the harvest.

Gulf Coast Cooking

Sausage dishes hit the spot on a fall day

Nothing warms the heart of a carnivore like a sizzling sausage sputtering and spattering in the frying pan. It fills the kitchen with a wonderful aroma, and few people can withstand the anticipation of the meal to come. Think of the countless ways this little bundle of goodness can be served.

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30 seconds of Election Day beach therapy

Waves crashed ashore at Manatee Public Beach on Tuesday morning.
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30 seconds of Election Day beach therapy 0:37

30 seconds of Election Day beach therapy

Student commons to enhance USF Sarasota-Manatee experience 0:53

Student commons to enhance USF Sarasota-Manatee experience

Woman parts with beloved dog because both are blind and the dog is deaf 3:02

Woman parts with beloved dog because both are blind and the dog is deaf

 Italy mourns as survivors dig through earthquake's devastation 4:09

Italy mourns as survivors dig through earthquake's devastation