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Recipe Inspired by the Collection of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and from their new cookbook: The Chef’s Canvas*

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Recipe Inspired by the Collection of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and from their new cookbook: The Chef’s Canvas*

“There is a parallel between my appreciation of the Italian Garden’s beauty, its layout, symmetry, curves, arches, and lines, and a similarity to how I work with ingredients. I choose ingredients for a dish based on flavor first, and also for their color, texture, shape, and visual interest when plated together.

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Recipe Inspired by the Collection of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and from their new cookbook: The Chef’s Canvas*

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Recipe Inspired by the Collection of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and from their new cookbook: The Chef’s Canvas*

“I chose this painting becasue I feel that it conveys a strong sense of place. The perspective invites the viewer to wander down the street and explore the city. Eugène Charvot’s style gives the entire piece movement and life. I found it easy to imagine the scene filled with the sounds and smells of this part of the world.

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Recipe Inspired by the Collection of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and from their new cookbook: The Chef’s Canvas

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Recipe Inspired by the Collection of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and from their new cookbook: The Chef’s Canvas

“I saw this piece, and right away it reminded me of fresh spring air. The rocky, grassy mountainscape has a lot of color and breaks in color. There are what appear to be goats at the top of the mountainside, and a beautiful blue sky with just a tiny puff of cloud. I tried to take the colors and peace that are in this painting and translate them to a theme and color scheme on a plate.

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Recipe Inspired by the Collection of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and from their new cookbook: The Chef’s Canvas

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Recipe Inspired by the Collection of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and from their new cookbook: The Chef’s Canvas

“I’ve always fallen for Degas paintings because of the fabulous light. I envision him with fellow artists in the Saint Germain district of Paris sharing a meal at one of the many brasseries and bistros. Coq au vin is a very traditional and iconic dish found in these eateries of Paris and typifies what ‘starving’ artists might enjoy.”

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Orsay — Unanimously Delicious

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Orsay — Unanimously Delicious

If you have never been to Orsay, or have not been for a while, it’s time to make the trek and experience one of Jacksonville’s most enjoyable restaurants.

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A Family Affair

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A Family Affair

Italian food that is consistent but not-too-pricey is hard to come by in this city. That’s what makes the Mandarin staple, Enza’s Italian Restaurant, stand out – it is family-run, family-friendly, and reliably yummy.

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Candy Apple Café and Cocktails — Jacksonville’s New

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Candy Apple Café and Cocktails — Jacksonville’s New

In Downtown Jacksonville, adjacent to Hemming Park and City Hall, stands the home of Sweet Pete’s Candy and The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails. The bright white building with the large porch and bright aqua eaves bustles with energy.

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Black Sheep

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Black Sheep

The focus at the decidedly modern Black Sheep is squarely on fresh, local ingredients, hand-crafted food, and gracious service.

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Look Back, Move Forward

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Look Back, Move Forward

Blue Bamboo is an oasis of calm and tranquility . . . a respite from the traffic’s din and the mish-mash of strip malls that define much of Jacksonville’s Southside Boulevard.

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bb’s ~ a groovy place to b

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bb’s ~ a groovy place to b

Check any list of Jacksonville’s top restaurants and you’re bound to see perennial favorite bb’s. Their cuisine is self described as American Continental, but pan-Asian and classic European influences have entered the repertoire over the years, creating an amalgam of flavor and style that co-owner Barbara Bredehoeft calls “One World Cuisine.”

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