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Legacy of Mable Ringling during the Roaring Twenties The Roaring Twenties 1920-1929 before the Great Depression in October of 1929, was a ‘roaring’ time for Mable Ringling and her husband John. In the early twenties, they brought life to Sarasota with the building of their home, the Ca’ D’Zan, Venetian dialect for the “House of…

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Grilled Summer Squash – YUM!

Summer squash are harvested when immature while the rind is still tender and edible. They have a short storage life and should be used within two to three days from purchased.  You should store them in the refrigerator, but wash when ready to use and not before. Handle them with care. The most common summer…

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All about Mangos!

Mangos (or Mangoes) Mangos, a stone fruit, are in the cashew family and from a tropical tree. It is a native of South Asia and worldwide is the most widely cultivated fruit in the tropics. Mangos are the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines, and the national tree of Bangladesh. Mangos have been…

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What is the world is a Jackfruit?

We recently discovered jackfruit at our Sarasota Farmers Market and were quite amazed at the wonderful taste of it. Jackfruit a native to Southwest India, Bangladesh, and Southeast Asian countries is known as the “miracle” crop because of its many health benefits and rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, electrolytes, and high fiber. It is…

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Lychee nut fruit sure are pretty but what can I do with them?

While the lychee nut fruit is called a nut, it is actually a fruit with a seed. It originated in provinces of China dating back to 1059 AD. Once you peel off the hard shell, you have a sweet, crisp, and juicy flesh with a “signature scent” of floral perfume. The seed is not edible…

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Come to the dark side …. Ghosts & Gruesomes – our newest tour!

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We love how so many of you are always wanting to know about and try out new tours. We have a great one to tell you about today – our new evening tour Ghosts and Gruesomes! Now this one isn’t a food tour but it IS 75 minutes of fun, interesting stories and creepiness all…

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Have you heard about our ‘Gods, Goddesses & Myths Tour’?

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Gods, Godesses & Myths is a 90-minute walking tour is for art, history, and legend lovers! Join our tour guides as they share the intriguing stories of many of the statues located around St. Armands Circle along with what they are made of, where they originated, and why we love them! Many of the pieces date back…

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Happy 1-Year Anniversary to Key Culinary Tours! Celebrating a Year of Fun Things to Do in Sarasota!

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Just over a year ago it seemed impossible that an area such as Sarasota, known for some of the finest restaurants and cuisine on the gulf coast, lacked a simple tourist attraction…culinary tours. Susan Robinson set out to change that when she founded Key Culinary Tours and introduced its flagship St. Armands Circle lunch tour…

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A Tribute to the Circus / Fun things to Do in Sarasota

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Feld Entertainment recently announced that The Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus will end its 146-year run in May.  We are sad to hear this, as the circus is deeply engrained in the history of Sarasota and has been since John Ringling relocated the circus headquarters here in 1927.  Our entire city reflects this…

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A Fun and Memorable Way to Show Appreciation to your Office Staff

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Looking for ways to motivate, incentivize and/or show appreciation to your office staff? Why not book a Key Culinary tour! Employees love being recognized for a job well done, and our tours are a fun way to reward them. We can accommodate up to 10 people on our St. Armands happy hour and lunch tours,…

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