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Bags O' Bánh Mì at Tien Hung Oriental Foods in Orlando

Bánh mì with its crisp, moist vegetable filling and delicate-crusted bread can't sit for too long before it starts to lose quality. But the folks behind the sandwich counter at the Tien Hung Oriental Foods market in Orlando's ViMi district (one of the finest Vietnamese food scenes in the country) seem to know this and have come up with an ingenious workaround: rather than selling the 100% assembled sandwiches, they'll give 'em to you as DIY kit. More

Cured Meats Rule at Cask and Larder in Winter Park, Florida

The DIY charcuterie movement has finally reached country-wide levels of pervasiveness, which is a good and a bad thing. In the wrong hands, house-made charcuterie is a step down from store-bought options (the number of times I've had improperly emulsified sausages or poorly cured hams far exceeds the number of excellent ones I've had), and potential dangerous. In the right hands, the interplay of meat, salt, and time can be a truly revelatory eating experience. Chef de Cuisine Dennis Bernard of Cask and Larder in Winter Park, Florida, has the right hands, along with the brains and humility to know when to use them. More

Prato: Serious Neapolitan Pizza In Winter Park, FL

I walked into Prato, a modern Italian trattoria in Winter Park Florida, sure that I could at least get a decent beer. But my hopes for great pizza took a big plunge when our waitress proudly proclaimed "we bake our pizzas all the way at 500 degrees in a brick oven imported from Tuscany." "500°," "brick oven," and "Tuscany" are not three words that you generally want to hear when ordering pizza. Luckily, I was proven wrong. More

A Sandwich a Day: Fu Man Chu at Pom Pom's Teahouse & Sandwicheria in Orlando

The flavor combinations of the Fu Man Chu attracted me, as the sandwich includes the slight spiciness of Asian pulled pork, the bitterness and peppery notes of watercress, the tanginess of goat cheese, and the sweetness of red onions. Add to this ginger cranberry chutney, which incorporates all of those flavor profiles plus fruitiness, and the fillings stand up well to the hardiness of the suggested pumpernickel bread More

Food at the Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando

[Image: butter-beer.com] Ever wondered what butterbeer and pumpkin juice would taste like? Well, next spring you can find out at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park slated to open at the Universal Orlando resort. According to Nation's Restaurant News, the Harry Potter wonderland will have two pubs, the Hog’s Head and Three Broomsticks, which will feature a menu of "traditional British fare and drinks." If you don't spend all your money on the gift shop's robes and Quidditch gear, you can also look forward to Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Bott's Every-Flavor Beans at Honeydukes, the park's sweets shop. Any other Harry Potterian cuisine they should include? Related Harry Potter and the Legend of the ICE Cooking ClassHarry... More

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