Here we are on Day 2 of I Love Where I Live/Change Your Attitude Week, in which I am trying to re-appreciate my hometown. Day 1 is here. But today, we’re on to something a little tastier.
When it comes down to it, it’s all about food, isn’t it? And I’m lucky enough to live in a place that has an abundance of great culinary options. There are two reasons for this. One:
Five simple words: Fishing capital of the world. There’s “fresh” fish and there’s fresh fish. And let me tell you, there’s a huge difference between something that’s been sitting around a grocery store for a day or two and something that was caught that morning just a few miles offshore. HUGE. I’m not a big meat eater, but I eat a lot of fish. I’m lucky I can eat local (and sustainable!) nearly all of the time.
Now, as for how to prepare that fish, that leads me to my second point:
The diversity of the cuisine. South Florida is truly a melting pot of all different races and ethnicities. We don’t have black and white. We have Haitian, Israeli, Bahamian, Russian, Jamaican, Venezuelan, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, I could go on for a while. That means a wide variety of experiences and a wide variety of food.
Sometimes I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
What about you? Any local specialties your area is known for?