Today we celebrate the great state of Florida. Although native peoples inhabited the peninsula state as early as 14,000 years ago, European exploration began with Juan Ponce de Leon who arrived during the Easter Season of 1513. He called the lands La Pascua Florida in recognition of the verdant landscape and because Easter was known as Pascua Florida (Festival of Flowers).Continue reading “Celebrate Florida with Cuban Flavors”
Today is National Florida Day, so let’s talk Florida Cuisine. While every country has its dishes, and every region its distinct style, Florida is one of the most uniquely diverse in the world. Its multicultural exchange of flavors can be traced back to 1513 when Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain.Continue reading “Celebrating the Flavors of Florida”
Today is National Florida Day, so let’s talk about the 27th state to join the Union. The Sunshine State is also home to the oldest established city in the country. Founded by Spanish Explorers in 1556, St. Augustine’s streets invite visitors to walk in the footsteps of 16th-century Bishops, ponder the escapades of the Pirates of the Caribbean and dream of hidden treasures.