Award-winning writer, photographer and third-generation native Floridian Bruce Hunt announces his latest book, Seafood Lover’s Florida, from Globe Pequot Press.
Well known for his adventures and expeditions along the backroads of Florida, Hunt has extensively criss-crossed the state throughout his career. With a knack for finding those out-of-the-way mom-and-pop restaurants, discovering newcomers to the dining scene in each community and offering insights into Florida’s iconic dining spots, he provides readers with an in-depth look at the diversity and depth that make this state a top dining destination for seafood lovers. Hunt helps readers explore a variety of appetizing avenues, from fish camps to fine dining restaurants, where he feasted on platters of raw oysters, cracked mounds of crab claws, and devoured dozens of grouper sandwiches.
Excerpt from Seafood Lover’s Florida Introduction:
In “Seafood Lover’s Florida” we will take a journey to seek out and sample the vast variety of choices in Florida’s most iconic category of foods, in some of its most iconic places. It’s a journey that begins at the state’s far northwest edge and meanders all the way down to its southernmost tip. This book is not just about seafood, but also about seafood “places”. For me, the place: the location, ambiance, and history, is almost as important as the food.
Seafood Lover’s Florida is Bruce Hunt’s 10th book on Florida travel and history. He has also written and photographed hundreds of articles for magazines and newspapers over the last two decades. He spent five years as a regular feature writer and photographer for DuPont Registry Tampa Bay Magazine. His work has also appeared in the St. Petersburg Times (Tampa Bay Times), Tampa Tribune, Florida Trend Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Rock & Ice Magazine, Skydiving Magazine and Celebrity Car Magazine, among others. He oversees three blogs: VisitingSmallTownFlorida.com, CarandDiner.com, and SeafoodLoversFlorida.com. In addition he operates Bruce Hunt Images (BruceHuntImages.net), a publishing-industry-focused stock photo resource with over 1200 of his best images. For more about Bruce Hunt, go to BruceHuntBooks.com.
Seafood Lover’s Florida by Bruce Hunt
Globe Pequot Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield (www.rowman.com)
ISBN# 978-1-4930-1929-8, (trade paperback) $19.95, due October 2016
Mary Lou Janson