A Video Bite of the Fairchild mango luau bids farewell to an amazing mango season.
If you live in Miami and you’ve got any interest in mangoes, then you’ve probably heard about Dr. Richard Campbell. He’s known to some as the “mango guy.” Officially, he’s the director of horticulture and senior curator of tropical fruit at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. And he’s all up in our faces at this time every year, sharing his passion for mangoes.
I got to interview actress and author Madhur Jaffrey at last year’s Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. I was working on a story for Under the Sun on WLRN about Dr. Richard Campbell (officially known as the senior curator of tropical fruit) and the Mango Festival. Last year’s theme was the mangoes of [...]
This weekend is the 18th annual event at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Fairchild continues to expand on their festival with a series of mangophile events, including a culinary conference, mango brunch, and weekend festival. This year, the mangos of India are highlighted. The events begin Friday with an all day Mango Culinary Conference. James Beard [...]
* * *Fairchild Tropical Fruit Curators Noris Ledesma and Richard Campbell (in the brimmed hats) in India. /Courtesy of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden* * * Dr. Richard Campbell loves his job. This is a man passionate about mangos, as evidenced by his recent cover photo for Edible South Florida magazine. Campbell is one of the [...]
Mangos aren’t just for desserts, snacks and cold appetizers. The past few weeks, I experimented with mangos in savory dishes. Here are some remarkable main courses you can prepare with the fruit. Laylita’s Mango, Avocado and Arugula Salad During my search for mango recipes, I discovered a new favorite food blog. Laylita’s Recipes, by an [...]
Here are some quick mango snacks to refresh you this summer. Mango Lassi I love yogurt. So, of course, I love a lassi, the Indian yogurt-based drink. This cold beverage has the texture of a smoothie, so it’s a filling snack when you’re feeling peckish around midday. I used a recipe for mango lassi by [...]
Saturday, I spent the morning and early afternoon at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for the 17th Annual International Mango Festival. The heat was insidious and the crowds made me feel slightly misanthropic, but I enjoyed my day. Fortunately, several events took place indoors. One of these events was the Mangos of the World Display [...]
I served my community by judging the pie contest at the Slow Food Miami picnic on Saturday. The picnic took place at The Barnacle in Coconut Grove. Please visit this lovely place if you’ve never been. It’s a gem of a spot for a picnic. It’s just a dollar to visit, and on Sundays there [...]
* * * Summer bean salad adapted from a recipe in The Constable’s Larder * * * Here are some lunch links! I’ve combed the (mostly local) blogs to get some ideas for dishes that would make lunch-worthy leftovers! Lately, I bring a large container of a main course to work. I leave it in [...]