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Food

  • O’zapft is! — ‘the keg is tapped’

    Shake out the dirndls and dust off the lederhosen — it’s time again for annual Oktoberfests in Citrus County and across America with Bavarian-style culture and cuisine.

    Beer, brats and bands will highlight the 37th annual Citrus Sertoma Oktoberfest just north of the Crystal River Mall from 4 p.m. to midnight this Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

  • Amish Cook 9/29/16: Gloria serves up zucchini & hamburger casserole

    Cooler days have arrived in the southern Illinois countryside we call home. Fall is here at last. Labors in the fields and gardens are ending for another year. Once more we have time to pursue things that have been pushed off until we have time. Such as yesterday.

  • Amish Cook 9/29/16: Gloria serves up zucchini & hamburger casserole

    Cooler days have arrived in the southern Illinois countryside we call home. Fall is here at last. Labors in the fields and gardens are ending for another year. Once more we have time to pursue things that have been pushed off until we have time. Such as yesterday.

  • Rocco's Cafe: Buon appetito

    If you hunger for the Sicilian version of Braciola you can dine on this special dish at Rocco’s Café in Crystal River by calling a day or two ahead to ensure the dish will be ready for you.

    But don’t just visit the restaurant for the food. The ambiance is exquisite and the service is exceptional, all encompassed in subdued pastel and fine wood Mediterranean decor designed by owner Joe Salimeni.

  • Over Easy 9/22/16: Recipes for Throwback Thursday

    Readers are probably familiar with this drill: It’s the 11th hour and you don’t have a clue about what’s for supper on any given night. So it’s either eat out or order delivery, and you really don’t want to do either.

    Voila! It’s time to reach for those throwback recipes that never fail to turn out delicious and rate high with the family; the go-to meals you have relied on for years to take the sting out of being unprepared.

  • Amish Cook 9/22/16: Julia turns 5, Yoders celebrate with special meal

    My day today looks like an interesting one. I never know what to expect out of my days or what may come up that wasn’t on my schedule.

  • Recipes for kindness

    Help comes in many ways for cancer patients, and care-givers have teamed up to offer the latest very special assistance with the “Caring Recipes for the 21st Century Volume II Cookbok.”

  • Remembering the family traditions of Raber’s Special

    Gloria Yoder

    THE AMISH COOK

    Family traditions are an interesting subject.  The Amish as a whole have large families.  My father-in-law, for example, comes from a family of 16 children. A tremendous amount of order and working together is needed to keep everything running smoothly in a big farmhouse as such.

  • Over Easy 9/8/16: Surviving Hermine was a piece of cake — and a cup of hot coffee

    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, is there anything better? Definitely not when the power is out leaving you with no electric to cook, no water because the pump is not working and no nearby restaurants are open due to flood surge and outages.

    Like so many readers, we rode out Hurricane Hermine (wish they wouldn’t use names I’m not sure how to pronounce) quietly at home, hoping for lights at the end of our hot, humid tunnel.

  • World tour

    By Julianne Munn, Chronicle food writer

    For a tasty trip around the world you may want to mark your calendars for the Seagrass Waterfront restaurant’s fourth annual International Ethnic Food Extravaganza in September, October and November in Homosassa.