I'm on the cover of the Florida Keys Press!
I spoke with Lee Ward about my food broker career, my love of fresh fish, and my Cuban mother, who is now living in Miami. Here are some highlights from our conversation.
Felice Kaufman works remotely as a professional food broker and brand manager but when she is off the clock, Kaufman is busy pursuing her favorite passion: food photography, developing recipes, and living to tell the story through her online cooking blog.
Kaufman’s recipes aren’t just the standard fare, either.
She owns and operates Cooking in The Keys, a website featuring farm-fresh, all-natural and unprocessed ingredients with a Florida Keys twist, including chicken, fish, pasta, soup, salad, roasted and steamed vegetables, and other dishes to choose from, such as Cuban-inspired rice, oven-roasted bell peppers, and mashed sweet potatoes.
The New York native who moved to the island chain in 2018 launched her blog in June 2021, which offers hand-crafted recipes, a personal journal about her dieting journey and a link to a free newsletter service.
With several years of experience in website design and marketing, Kaufman’s website offers an organized and informative space for island chain residents to find diet-friendly, delicious, and heart-healthy recipes and educates those on Doug Kaufmann’s “Know The Cause Diet,” a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet that promises to starve out some of the poisons of the human body.
While health is an important factor in deciding the recipes that go on the website, Kaufman also caters her recipes to the Keys community by providing recipes for fish, fish, and some more fish.
"I’m trying to put more fish recipes on there,” she said.
Kaufman’s Cuban roots also provide some cuisine inspiration. “My mother is Cuban, and there’s a large Cuban population down here as well, so I thought it would be fun,” she said.
“There are hundreds of moving parts (in food photography). Overall, it’s a very intense hobby,” she said.
Visit Florida Keys Free Press to see the full article.