The husband has been on a strict, regimented fitness plan since the first of the year.

I, on the other hand, haven’t been quite so disciplined. How can I be? There’s so much amazing food out there.

We all have to eat, but there’s a difference between eating for fuel and eating for joy. Given the option, I pick joy.

Let me take you through a few days of joyful dining.


Feb. 26: Epcot

“Just checking to be sure you’ve received your Disney Special Events e-vite,” Jennie Hess said in an email in early February. “We’ll be highlighting the new Outdoor Kitchens dishes at the Tables in Wonderland luncheon.”

Jennie helps with Disney public relations, and she’s great about getting me invited to all of Disney’s delicious press previews. This one was to sample food that will be offered during Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival.

Late winter is the perfect time to visit a Florida theme park. The cool morning turned into a mild, sun-soaked day. The flowers were beautiful, and the food was fabulous.

If you’re headed to the festival, which continues until May 30, make sure you stop at the Florida Fresh kitchen for the shrimp and stone-ground grits with andouille sausage, sweet corn, tomatoes and cilantro. Then visit The Smokehouse for a Maple Bacon Stout from Shipyard Brewing Company or a rich, chocolatey Rod Bender Red Ale from 3 Daughters Brewing.


Read more at Florida Today here.


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