A hook-to-table food experience in Tampa Bay

Writer Laura Reiley holds a snook as Capt. Jake Whitfield of Wesley Chapel looks on during a fishing charter offered in partnership with the Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa. Guests go out, fish for four hours and bring their catch back to the hotel's restaurant. (CHRIS URSO   |   Times)

Going fishing is like doing your taxes. If it’s something you dive into just once a year you end up relearning the whole thing every time. Jake Whitfield eyed me, no judgment, and decided to cast for me the first time, my little wriggling greenback zinging way out into the flats not that far from the Courtney Campbell Causeway. He handed me the rod and I started slowly reeling, visions of ginormous redfish and snook in my head.

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Wine and food and beer, oh my: Grand Tasting Tips

Graham Elliot, who will be a featured guest at the

If you liked the Taste of Cincinnati, then you’ll love what’s up next… The Wine & Food Experience on June 16.

USA Today is kicking off its 12-city tour in our beloved Cincinnati with hundreds of local wine, food and beer samples. “Samples” might be a bit of an understatement – if you come hungry, you’ll be sure to leave more than satisfied.

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Food for fines is helping local agencies fill gap in declining summer food donations

I SERIOUSLY love this idea.  More communities should give it a try.

The Yuma County Library District’s “Food for Fines” program is back and it’s helping out in a major way.

Three years ago, the Yuma County Library District realized that several children were not able to participate in their summer reading program due to pending fines on their accounts. Their solution was to add a summer addition to the Food for Fines program.

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Real camping food is unglamorous, easy, and ugly

I’m a loyal subscriber to Bon Appetit. But I’ve come to accept that the magazine and others like it have a very different attitude towards camp food than I do. Planning my recent Memorial Day camping trip in southwest Montana, I clicked through a slideshow of beautiful campfire meals: red-wine marinated hanger steak, seared cod, pan-seared pork chops, bacon-wrapped trout.

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11 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Trip to Europe

People using smartphone on Barcelona street, Spain

Jetsetting to Europe for the first time can be both a blessing and a curse. Though you’ll never forget the once-in-a-lifetime moments like first seeing the Eiffel Tower or taking a gondola through the canals of Venice, if you go unprepared, these beautiful memories can be tarnished by rookie mistakes.

To avoid all that from happening, we’ve laid out exactly what not to do overseas. Learning from the following rookie mistakes ahead of your trip will minimize the stress of traveling, while also saving you time and money.

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