“If it swims or scuttles,” we cook it, we celebrate it and Jamie probably cracks open a beer to enjoy along with it. (My choice would be a 1er cru Chablis, thankyouverymuch.)

We owe it to childhoods spent on the Gulf Coast. By now, the salty, warm water kind of courses through our veins after a couple of decades enjoying the gorgeous local fish, sweet bay shrimp and Apalachicola oysters (deemed by many to be the best in the world).

Like all good, simple things, we didn’t appreciate our Caribbean-like neck of the woods until it was almost too late. We’re dyed-in-the-wool New Yorkers with too many goals and scheduled moments and not enough golden sunsets. I can only vaguely recall the easy beach days growing up in Pensacola when my tan was my biggest worry. (Though I wanted chestnut brown, I always ended up with burnt orange…)

Just when we’re a little too grown up with too much on our plate, they asked us, “Will you come home again?” Specifically, will you come home again to cook and sign your book and enjoy Gulf seafood while  rockin out to amazing music??


Friday (9/23):  Fiesta Seafood Grille, Fountain Park, 6pm-7pm; Check us out as we prepare one of our favorite fish recipes from the cookbook– Grilled Gulf Red Snapper w. Green Tomatoes & Pecan Sauce