A new Healthy St. Pete cookbook has launched, and proceeds will benefit local businesses

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The City is joining forces with some of the area’s favorite local restaurants to launch a cookbook celebrating our local flavor. More than just a good read, this cookbook will raise money for the city’s Fighting Chance Fund. It’s fitting too that St. Pete just ranked as one of the healthiest cities in America, according to the American Fitness Index.

“City of St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor & City Administrator Dr. Kanika Tomalin has partnered with local restaurants to create “St. Pete Eats: A Cookbook”, a collection of St. Pete’s favorite flavors, all in one place,” notes the City in a press release.

Bring the flavors of St. Pete home

The cookbook gives at-home cooks a taste of the diverse flavors that can be found throughout St. Pete’s food scene, including healthy twists on some of our favorites. The unique collaboration includes food and drink recipes from local staples including Pacific Counter, Red Mesa, Kahwa, La V, Trophy Fish, The Library, Dr. BBQ, Noble Crust and Dr. Tomalin’s own home kitchen.

“We’re so fortunate to live in a city that overflows with flavor and epicurean experiences. It’s my mission as St. Pete’s Deputy Mayor and City Administrator to infuse those flavors with delicious, healthy options, through Healthy St. Pete,” said Dr. Tomalin. “In this cookbook, I’ve shared some of my own favorite recipes, and have enlisted the expertise of some of St. Pete’s finest chefs to give you an authentic culinary experience that can only be found in St. Pete.”

Retailers for the new book include Tombolo Books, Bananas Records, Cultured Books, and Daddy Kool.

Creating a healthy culture in the Sunshine City

This cookbook helps advance Healthy St. Pete’s mission of creating a culture of health in the city and making the healthy choice the easy choice.

Said Mayor Kriseman, “We can change health outcomes when we work together. That is why I am excited about this cookbook. It is a vibrant illustration that great food and great health can coexist, especially in St. Petersburg.”

The cookbook releases on July 17, and can be purchased at stpeteeats.org for $20, plus shipping and handling. Additionally, limited quantities will be available at participating local businesses.

Proceeds from cookbooks purchased from the website will go towards the City of St. Petersburg’s Fighting Chance Fund, which provides grants to locally-owned and independently-operated small businesses that have been negatively impacted due to COVID-19.

Proceeds benefit St. Pete businesses 

Proceeds from cookbooks purchased at participating local businesses will go directly to the local business.

Find more information and upcoming book signings and events online.

Full list of participating businesses:

Birch and Vine
Brooklyn South
Callaloo St. Pete
Ford’s Garage
Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe
La V
Mandarin Hide
Noble Crust
Pacific Counter
Paul’s Landing
Red Mesa
Rococo Steak
Rollin’ Oats
Saigon Blonde
Sea Salt
The Floribbean
The Left Bank Bistro
The Lure
The Mill
The Tavern at Bayboro
Trophy Fish

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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