Peat & Pearls is a celebration of hard work and good taste. Our 2018 event — held in the picturesque, colonial-era seaport of Pensacola, Florida — brought together award-winning chefs and premium oyster producers from across the country for four days of culinary storytelling, fine food, wine and spirits.
Northwest Florida has long been known as the “Redneck Riviera,” and few foods so well epitomize this region as mullet. Now, in the face of growth and development, an unlikely partnership is working to preserve Old Florida traditions.
Pensacola, Florida, once played host to Spanish conquistadors and some of the finest oysters in the South. After decades of struggle, shifting tastes and changing fortunes are bringing this historic seaport and its storied seafood out of their shells.
In “Panhandle to Pan,” Chef Irv Miller explores the food culture of Florida’s so-called “Redneck Riviera.”
Chitlin’s, rock and rebirth in Pensacola’s Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood.
A culinary roadshow highlights the plight of the iconic — and imperiled — Apalachicola oyster.