About DORIS REYNOLDS
Doris Reynolds is a long-time contributor to the Wednesday Food section of Neapolitan.
Reynolds was born in Kane, Pa., and moved to Charleston, S.C., as a young teenager. She dropped out of school, started working, and had a son at a young age. She worked for the Navy, both as a typist and in public relations. Her early struggle paid off years later.
Reynolds has started and owned several public relations agencies, had a lengthy and successful career as a journalist and author, and even owned a Haitian art studio. She moved to Naples more than 55 years ago.
She’s traveled much of the world (India, Germany, England, Turkey, Greece and Cuba). Still, Naples is the only place she’d want to live. She’s a bit of a recluse, preferring to work from a studio in her rustic yet beautiful cottage near the beach. Reynolds, who won’t reveal her age, lives there with Lucy, a five-year-old rescue dog. She’s written books (“When Peacocks Were Roasted and Mullet Were Fried” and “Let’s Talk Food”), and is Naples’ official historian. Read more about Doris in our "My Life So Far" feature on her.
- Correspondent - Features
11/23/2007 - current
Let's Talk Food: Wild turkey leaner, more flavorful than domesticated cousin
Published 11/20/2013 at 3:30 a.m.
Have you purchased that Thanksgiving turkey yet? No need to rush out to the supermarket for a bird since there are thousands of them wandering around the Everglades eager to make the supreme sacrifice for your holiday table..
Let's Talk Food: Corn, as a grain or vegetable, is one of the most versatile foods
Published 11/13/2013 at 9:30 a.m.
Corn was at the first Thanksgiving, as it should be this year, too.
Let's Talk Food: Maine cuisine offers more than lobster
Published 11/06/2013 at 3:30 a.m. 1 Comment
Doris Reynolds' weekly column, Let's Talk Food, finds that Maine's cuisine includes more than lobster.
Let's Talk Food: There's always room for mushrooms
Published 09/25/2013 at 3:30 a.m.
Doris Reynolds' weekly column, Let's Talk Food, discusses mushrooms.
Let's Talk Food: Oldest pizzeria opened in 1830 in Naples, Italy
Published 06/19/2013 at 4 a.m. 1 Comment
Doris Reynolds' weekly column for foodies gets to the bottom of pizza in Naples -- Naples, Italy, that is.
Let's Talk Food: MoonPies and RC Cola part of American culinary culture
Published 06/05/2013 at 4:30 a.m.
If you are in need of a sugar fix, get out your traveling bag and head for Bell Buckle, Tenn. On June 15, this colorful and unique little town will hold its 18th annual RC-Moon Pie Festival.
Let’s Talk Food: People who cook eat a healthier diet
Published 05/29/2013 at 4 a.m.
It is difficult for me to understand those who claim they hate to cook. I wonder how anyone could hate an activity that is soothing and peaceful.
Let’s Talk Food: Soft drink scientists create pause that refreshes
Published 05/22/2013 at 3:59 a.m.
In 1861, the name “pop” was coined and in 1881 the first cola drink was introduced.
Let's Talk Food: Pistachios, whether red, green or natural, make great snack
Published 05/15/2013 at 6:02 a.m.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is accustomed to headlines in the Jerusalem newspapers. Recently, during President Barack Obama’s visit, the news of the day was overshadowed by a scandal regarding the prime minister.
Let’s Talk Food: Chicken is the kitchen star with its flavor and food efficiency
Published 08/24/2010 at 4:16 p.m.
In 1925 a group of Czech immigrants settled the town of Masaryktown in central Florida. They established orange groves, which were destroyed in the hard frost of 1926. The enterprising immigrants then turned to the growing of chickens, and that ...
Let's Talk Food: Easter is perfect time to feast outdoors
Published 04/16/2014 at 3 a.m.
Doris Reynolds weekly column, Let's Talk Food, celebrates easter with a traditional Greek recipe for an outdoor barbecue.
Let's Talk Food: Toast Thomas Jefferson, the nation's first and most influential epicurean
Published 04/09/2014 at midnight
Doris Reynolds' weekly column, Lets Talk Food, salutes Thomas Jefferson, the nation's first epicurean.
Let's Talk Food: Naples' original restaurants offered splendid start
Published 04/02/2014 at midnight
Doris Reynolds' weekly column, Let's Talk Food, recalls the original Naples restaurants and their splendid start to the area's culinary history.
Let's Talk Food: Despite their reputation, you can't beat beets
Published 03/26/2014 at 1 a.m. 1 Comment
The beet shines on salad bars where it is offered in salads.
Let's Talk Food: Flip over this recipe for perfect pancakes
Published 03/19/2014 at 5:30 a.m.
Doris Reynolds' weekly column, Let's Talk Food, flips over flapjacks and even includes her recipe for perfect pancakes.
Let's Talk Food: Ireland's traditional food reflects Irish spirit
Published 03/12/2014 at midnight
Doris Reynolds' weekly column, Let's Talk Food, focuses on Irish cuisine this week in time for St. Patrick's Day.
Let's Talk Food: Tale of snails for Lent
Published 03/05/2014 at 1 a.m.
Doris Reynolds' weekly column, Let's Talk Food, talks about snails and other Lenten foods this week on Ash Wednesday.
Let's Talk Food: Spam much more than 'meal in a can'
Published 02/26/2014 at 1 a.m.
Doris Reynolds' weekly column, Let's Talk Food, celebrates Spam this week.
Let's Talk Food: Saluting Martha, as well as George Washington
Published 02/19/2014 at 1 a.m.
Doris Reynolds' weekly column, Let's Talk Food, salutes not just George Washington, but first lady Martha, as well.
Let's Talk Food: It's National Cherry Month, by George
Published 02/05/2014 at midnight
Doris Reynolds weekly column, Let's Talk Food, celebrates cherries this week.
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