Distills the multicultural essence of Floridian cuisine into a well flavored guisado of style and taste. . . . Densely laden with impeccable recipes and shout-outs to local producers, the book is a story of one chef continuing to discover the quilt of Florida cooking, for all of us. --
--Orlando Magazine

 Explore[s] the diverse cultural influences on modern Florida fare, from the Caribbean and Latin America to the Middle East. --
--Local Palate

 Norman has created a useful book that can guide even novice cooks to greatness. His recipes are easy to follow and almost foolproof. --
--Tampa Bay Magazine

 [Van Aken’s] easy-to-follow recipes unlock the secrets of . . . the power of Florida foodways. --
--Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

 In his love letter to Florida’s abundant seafood, tropical produce and multicultural flavors, Norman Van Aken weaves lore and stories among his recipes. --
--Edible South Florida