Food and Cooking

5 Tricks for Picking the Perfect Wine for the Beach

Wine and the beach go together like … well, wine and the beach! Wine expert Sara Schneider picks perfect pairings for our recipes in the magazine, and today she shares some of her top tips for picking a wine you’re sure to love, every time. Sara also selected a few special bottles for the Coastal Living Wine Club, which you can join here. […]

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This Breakfast Menu from New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Will Make You Way Hungry

We just hung out with MacKenzie Smith (on Facebook Live … watch our video below!) at the Black Dolphin Inn in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, for a mouthwatering breakfast demo. The incredible spread, which induced some serious hunger pangs in our fans around the world, includes a gorgeous Grapefruit Brûlée; a kick-start-your-day Bacon Jam Biscuit Sandwich; and a sweet-and-tropical twist on […]

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Fisher’s Southern Grace All-Star Chef Dinners Are The Summer’s Best Culinary Event

Can I just move to Orange Beach, Alabama, so that I don’t miss even one of this summer’s seven Southern Grace Dinner Series, a season’s worth of the South’s hottest chefs taking up residence on the Gulf Coast for the weekend and whipping up a gorgeous dinner for 100 or so lucky guests at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina restaurant? Because, this: For […]

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3 East Coast Food Festivals to Enjoy This Spring!

Spring has sprung! Get outside and celebrate the season with fresh seafood, live music, and wine at these three too-delicious-to-be-missed East Coast food festivals. Tybee Wine Festival – Tybee Island, Georgia – April 20-24 Five days of wine-fueled festivities kick off on April 20 with a five-course wine dinner prepared by Georgia chefs, including Michael Perez, the executive chef of Atlanta’s Colletta and Charleston, […]

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6 Light, Fresh Salads for Spring

Warmer weather and the reopening of local farmers markets have us craving light meals packed with fresh produce. Enter these six quick, easy salads: eating your greens has never been so delicious! Grilled Salmon-and-Asparagus Salad Looking for a weeknight dinner that’s a breeze to throw together? Try this salad – it takes fewer than 20 minutes to make from start to finish! Click here for […]

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Three Recipes You’ll Want to Try This Weekend!

The recipe for a perfect coastal cookbook? Good stories, great food, and gorgeous photography. Author Jennifer Trainer Thompson delivers all three in Fresh Fish: A Fearless Guide to Grilling, Shucking, Searing, Poaching, and Roasting Seafood, her tribute to a lifetime of summers spent on the Massachusetts coast. With 175 recipes that run the seafood gamut (think herb-roasted whole black sea bass, marinated shrimp, […]

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Is This the Ultimate Coastal Foodie Adventure?

Talk about dinner with a view: If you love sailing and seafood, this Maine food cruise deserves the number one spot on your bucket list – though you don’t have to be an expert at sailing or cooking to enjoy it! The four-day culinary tour showcases fresh, farm-to-table meals cooked  over a wood-fire oven – all while you sail the waters off the coast […]

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Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, and Jose Andres Share Their Favorite Drinks to Sip Seaside

Ever wondered what taste connoisseurs like Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, and Jose Andres like to drink at the beach? At this year’s Cayman Cookout at the beautiful Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman, I had the chance to sit down with the celebrated chefs between their oceanfront cooking demonstrations to ask about a subject very near and dear to the hearts of […]

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Restaurant Crush: The Darling Oyster Bar

Only a place that looks like this… …deserves a name like this: Meet The Darling Oyster Bar, the newest oyster bar in Charleston, South Carolina’s ever-expanding ensemble of eateries. From the looks of it, it’s set to become an ideal after-work spot for tasty cocktails and fresh seafood. Exposed brick walls and expansive windows together create an atmosphere that’s simultaneously cozy and bright. Raw oysters and people-watching can be […]

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Four Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” —Dr. Seuss   From the whimsy of The Cat in the Hat to the environmentally conscious message of The Lorax, few children’s books are as widely read as those of Dr. Seuss, and today marks what would have been the beloved author’s 112th birthday. And though […]

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