The power of broccoli

The power of broccoli

A good mapo tofu combines...

The push to de-plasticize our lives

The push to de-plasticize our lives

The growing push to de-pl...

The rise of Palestinain food

The rise of Palestinain food


The flour tortilla has ascended

The flour tortilla has ascended

On a recent Sunday aftern...

Dining at the local Butcher Shop

Dining at the local Butcher Shop

Every part of the chicken...

The most sensual movie … Ever?

The most sensual movie … Ever?

French director Céline Sc...

The science of killing  bad habit

The science of killing bad habit

Diets don't work. Studies...

Janelle Monáe’s two days before Grammy's

Janelle Monáe’s two days before Gra…

Two days before the 2019 ...

Plant based Corned Beef in NYC

Plant based Corned Beef in NYC

Nobody has yet dared to o...

The history of hush puppies

The history of hush puppies

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Weekend Events


Heartwood Music Fest, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Downtown. A music festival featuring some of the very best musicians in the southeast! A two-day event celebrating our anniversary with music, food, beer, local art, activities for kids and so much more.




2019-2020 School of Art + Art History Student Juried Exhibition, University Gallery, University of Florida - This exhibition, sponsored in part by The Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Research, and hosted in the University Gallery, includes graduate and undergraduate student works selected by visiting juror Lorenzo Triburgo. The exhibition functions as an experiential learning opportunity for the students of the College of the Arts, encouraging students to develop a professional practice and allowing the larger community to enjoy the students’ hard work.



5:30:  All You Can Eat Southern Buffet, Celebrating Black History Month, 219 10th Ave ( Working Food).  In honor of Black History Month, Chef Empowerment’s Underground Kitchen will partner with Working Food & several locally black-owned businesses to host an all you can eat southern buffet!!! Hors D’Oeuvres served at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:00pm. Come hungry and leave your belt at home because there will be Blackened Florida Catfish with Creole Aioli, Baked Mac & Cheese, Garlic Green Beans with Locally Grown Roasted Baby Carrots, Coconut Cake, and more recipes that will satisfy and delight. We’re definitely going to put the soul back into food! BRING A FRIEND!



7:00:  Double Exposure Winners’ Reception, Rosa B. Williams Center, 524 NW 1st Street.  Reception to announce the Double Exposure art competition’s 10 finalists and winners in each category. Winners’ and finalists’ work will be displayed at the Rosa B. Williams Center. Light refreshments will be served.



7:00: Artwalk Gainesville, Downtown Gainesville. Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venues hours may vary) with many local galleries, eateries and businesses participating, Artwalk is an exciting, fun way to experience the amazing wealth of creativity the Gainesville community has to offer.​​



8:00:  Marie and Rosetta, Hippodrome Theater, Main Stage, various day and nights, Downtown, Marie and Rosetta is the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, known to many as the "Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll". This story of letting loose, finding your voice and freeing your soul is a soaring musical experience.


Saturday & Sunday:


7:30:  26 Pebbles, Hipp Unplugged, Directed by Greg Jones, Downtown.  The Hippodrome Theatre is excited to announce the sixth production in our Hipp Unplugged reading series: 26 Pebbles written by Eric Ulloa and directed by Hippodrome Company Member, Gregg JonesAbout 26 Pebbles: On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed twenty-six innocent souls before taking his own life. These twenty-six innocent deaths, like pebbles thrown into a pond, created ripples and vibrations that were felt far beyond the initial rings.  This is a story of the tragedy that was Sandy Hook, and the community that endured it through their unity and solidarity to send a message to the world.




10:00:  Dudley Farm Historic Park Tour18730 W. Newberry Road, NewberryDiscover an authentic working farm owned by the Dudleys from post Civil War to mid-1940s.  Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, farm animals, gardens and local history.



7:00: Cocktails & Classics: ROSHOMON, Hipp Cinema, one night only, DowntownFour people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema to the Western world. (88 minutes).




9:30:  Intercollegiate Equestrian Association Show, Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center, 23100 W Newberry Rd. Newberry.  The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) promotes the common interest of riding instruction, competition and education in matters related to the horse industry.  This is an IEA regional finals for middle school and high school teams and individual riders.  All winners are eligible for Zone 4 Finals to be held on March 14, 2020 in Rainsville, Alabama.  Winners from there will held to National Finals.



8:00 through March 31: 2020 Quilt Trail, Alachua County Library District, Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild.  View dozens of quilts and learn the art of this craft as the Alachua County Library District hosts the 2020 Quilt Trail in partnership with the Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild in March.  Quilt Trail displays featuring antique quilts, smaller quilted works, and quilting materials can be viewed at Alachua, Cone Park, Hawthorne, Headquarters, High Springs, Library Partnership, Micanopy, Millhopper, Newberry, Tower Road, and Waldo branches through March 31.



5:00: The Shambles, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St..  This is a free event!  Gainesville’s favorite jam band! Bringing you sounds from Grateful Dead, The Band, Steely Dan, Chicago and more! The City of Gainesville says “The Shambles are a rock ‘n’ roll dance band that play an eclectic mix of classic rock, contemporary blues, cosmic country music and Shambles dance party music that features a large repertoire of more than 100 songs.”  If you don’t know who Fodder Wing is you probably know the players.  The band includes Mike Boulware, Ned Stewart, Jana Horton, Carolina Boulware and Danny Roberts and they will have some beautiful harmonies for you.

The most sensual movie … Ever?

French director Céline Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire has been widely and rightly received as one of the most masterful films in recent memory. It's also one of the most sensual: The plot, which centers on an illicit romance between an aristocrat and the woman hired to furtively paint her portrait in 18th-century France, is so sexy, that when the women longingly gaze at each other approximately every four minutes, you feel as if you've stumbled upon an intimate scene you're not meant to witness.

As reported on the CUT website - READ MORE

The power of broccoli

A good mapo tofu combines a fiery, numbing tangle of Sichuan peppercorns and electric-orange chile oil with the pillowy reprieve of silken tofu. Pork almost always peeks its head into the frame, but more as an accent than as the star of the show. Little, chewy bits of the stir-fried ground pork collapse into the folds of the tofu and soak up extra flavor and spice. When it's really doing its job right, the meat infuses the mixture with savory richness and offers textural contrast to that yielding tofu. But what if we told you there was a way make mapo meatless, without sacrifice or consolation?

As reported on the TASTE website with recipe - COOK MORE

The flour tortilla has ascended

On a recent Sunday afternoon, at the crossing checkpoint for the border between Arizona and Mexico, Jennifer Feltham's Ford F-150 idles under the relentless Sonoran sun. As the co-owner of the popular Los Angeles restaurant Sonoratown, she's traveled 278 miles to acquire two precious 44-kilogram sacks full of pure, unbleached Sonoran wheat flour from the Bonfil flour mill, which are now piled neatly in the bed of her truck. If all goes well and she is permitted through the checkpoint, the flour will eventually be turned into the ethereally thin, chewy tortillas for which her downtown restaurant is known.

As reported on the TASTE website - EAT MORE

The history of hush puppies

Besides "red horse bread," Southerners had several of other names for what we now call hushpuppies, like "wampus" in Florida, and "red devils" and "three finger bread" in Georgia. But hushpuppy was the term that stuck. By the 1940s, the word had spread up the Carolina coast, and hushpuppies were being served alongside fried fish and steamed oysters at seafood joints catering to beachgoers and tourists heading down U.S. 17 toward Florida.

As reported on the SERIOUS EATS website - READ MORE

The science of killing bad habit

Diets don't work. Studies show that temporary fixes to old habits actually make people gain weight. Essentially, the dieter's brain is trained to gorge when off the diet and inevitably the weight returns. But over the last five months, something has changed. He's found a new way to resist the temptation of the food he's been trying to stop eating for years.

As reported on the NIR & FAR website - READ MORE

The rise of Palestinain food

THE CARROTS, KNOWN as jazar ahmar, are stocky and rugged, as dark as wine, shading from red into purple. This may be the closest they get to the color of their ancestors, the primeval carrots that were first cultivated about a thousand years ago in what is today Afghanistan and later sown throughout Arab lands.

Palestinian food is still rare in the West, at least under that name. Often it's subsumed under the oversimplified label of "Middle Eastern" — a broad sweep from North Africa to Central Asia — or the more euphemistic "Mediterranean," invoking the familiarity and safety of Italy and Spain to deflect from negative Western stereotypes of Arabs.

As reported on the NEW YORK TIMES website - READ MORE

NYT chocolate primer

You probably think you already know everything you need to know about chocolate.

For instance: The higher the percentage of cacao, the more bitter the chocolate, right? The term "single origin" on the label indicates that the chocolate expresses a particular terroir. And wasn't the whole bean-to-bar movement started by a couple of bearded guys in Brooklyn?

Wrong: Not necessarily; and definitely not.

As reported on the NEW YORK TIMES website - READ MORE

Climate Change expert talks sustainable cooking

When the Epicurious team and I were putting together plans for this year's COOK90, we knew that we wanted to add an environmental layer to the challenge. In a year when we saw climate-related devastation in Brazil, California, Australia, and too many other places to count, deciding to encourage people to eat sustainably was a no-brainer. Then came the more difficult part: defining just what exactly "sustainable eating" is.

As reported on the website - READ MORE

Can't do sit-ups? What your body is telling you

Once the gold standard of ab exercises, sit-ups have fallen out of favor as gym-goers look to more functional, full-body movements — like squats and deadlifts — to train their entire core more effectively and efficiently. Even the U.S. military has scrapped sit-ups from its physical fitness test. But that doesn't mean classic sit-ups are totally worthless. They may not be the best way to build a tighter midsection, but doing them can help to illuminate certain weaknesses and muscular imbalances you may have.

As reported on the LIVESTRONG website - READ MORE

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