In the Abacos enjoying a drink.

Gina Lee Guilford

A former flight attendant and daughter of a National Airlines pilot, I love traveling, cooking, eating and entertaining. My great grandfather, Francesco Carnevale, opened the first Italian restaurant in Miami- The Boathouse on the Miami river. I love food in all forms and exploring Miami’s new hot spots, old institutions and hole in the walls. While I like Italian food, my favorite cuisine is Asian. I also enjoy fresh seafood and utilizing the abundance of tropical fruits we’re lucky to be able to grow in Miami.


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As the former Miami Dining Examiner for three years, I wrote restaurant reviews and food industry news. Foodie in Miami will continue that work, in addition to recipes, top ten lists and essays.

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My essay “Getting to Know Jennifer” was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love book. In addition, it’s been included in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s podcasts, newsletters and a PBS fundraiser show filmed in Atlanta.

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My recipes have been published in Bon Appetit’s magazine, in the “Too Busy to Cook” section. While I used to spend days preparing dishes, I now prefer simple, healthy dishes over elaborate, time consuming meals.

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I’m Vice President of the Pinecrest Garden Club. I have a small herb and vegetable garden in my yard, as well as many fruit trees- lychee, starfruit, mango, banana, avocado, jackfruit and passionfruit. I love incorporating these into my meals.