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.
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11/23/2007 - current
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: Iced tea is the refreshing confluence of summer flavors
Published 07/20/2010 at 3:46 p.m. 1 Comment
I don’t have to remind you that it is hot, hot, hot outside! Take comfort in knowing that it is just as hot and steamy in almost every other part of the country. Be thankful for those wonderful Gulf breezes, ...
Let’s Talk Food: Soup’s on, but douse the flame and enjoy chilled concoctions
Published 07/14/2010 at 1:52 p.m.
Summer may be “easy-livin’ ” time for most folks, but the season proves to be difficult and challenging for those planning meals that are tasty and attractive. It’s time to take notice of some of the cold soups that have ...
Let’s Talk Food: Tomato sauce? Mustard? Baked beans have fomented propriety battles
Published 07/06/2010 at 5 p.m.
’Tis summer and time for boating, fishing, beaching, barbecuing, picnicking and savoring all those great comfort food that makes the season so special. No self-respecting fish fry, barbecue or picnic is complete without those all-American baked beans. They are inexpensive, ...
Let’s Talk Food: Our forebears’ tavern takes its Independence Day food seriously
Published 06/29/2010 at 5 p.m.
Our great annual birthday party takes place Sunday with parades, concerts, family get-togethers, picnics and demonstrations of gratitude and pride in our country and its forbearers. One of the most meaningful celebrations will take place at the City Tavern in ...
Let’s Talk Food: Warm-water fish are just as tasty, nutritious as their cold-water kin
Published 06/15/2010 at 5:01 p.m. 1 Comment
Are cold water fish more nutritious and delicious than warm water fish? This is the dilemma of newcomers to the region who come from areas of the country where cold water fish is plentiful.
Let’s Talk Food: Living high on the hog at a LaBelle hunt
Published 06/01/2010 at 5:13 p.m. 1 Comment
Listen up, dudes: I need to confess that I left home and hearth and went to Hog Heaven. It’s just down the road a piece, and my trip took me to another universe: a universe where the hog reigns supreme.
Let’s Talk Food: Big Sur Bakery created wonderful meals reflected in its cookbook
Published 05/04/2010 at 5:01 p.m.
It has been years since I last visited Big Sur on California’s Pacific coast. When I returned recently, I found that nothing has changed in this wild and wonderful wonderland. Mother Nature was kind to this region when she created ...
Let's Talk Food: Wild about morels, the wildest of mushrooms
Published 05/08/2013 at 4:56 a.m.
Naples foodie Doris Reynolds shares her love for morels, the wildest of mushrooms.
Let’s Talk Food: Tabasco is still hot ingredient for many recipes
Published 04/23/2013 at 10 p.m.
Although numerous pepper sauces are on the market, none has achieved the success of Tabasco.
Let's Talk Food: Clementine Paddleford is heroine of 'foodies'
Published 04/11/2013 at 7 a.m.
When I grow up I want to be just like Clementine Paddleford. Ms. P is the heroine of food writers, cookbook collectors and “foodies” who appreciate the contributions she made to culinary journalism and for her life dedicated to making ...
Let's Talk Food: Christians mark Easter with holiday feasts
Published 03/27/2013 at 8 a.m. 1 Comment
Throughout the Christian world, Easter is considered the most solemn holiday of the year. On Sunday, Christians will mark the day with prayer and reverence and family gatherings.
Let's Talk Food: Spring is time of celebration, rebirth, new beginnings
Published 03/20/2013 at 8 a.m.
Today is the first day of spring and, although we enjoy a temperate and beautiful climate during the entire year, there remains a special message from Mother Nature as this season of rebirth is celebrated.
Let's Talk Food: Legendary cherries enhance many cherished dishes
Published 02/20/2013 at 10:18 a.m.
Monday was Presidents Day, when we paid homage to two of our greatest presidents: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. While there were celebrations throughout the land honoring these distinguished gentlemen, there was nary a mention of Washington’s contribution to the ...
Let's Talk Food: Legendary cherries enhance many cherished dishes
Published 02/20/2013 at 10:03 a.m.
Monday was Presidents Day, when we paid homage to two of our greatest presidents: Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.
Let's Talk Food: Love these surefire foods for Valentine's Day
Published 02/13/2013 at 4 a.m.
Tomorrow is dedicated to lovers of all persuasions and ages; the young lovers, newlyweds and those who love, respect and admire those they married a very long time ago. A special day that is part of spring rituals and when ...
Let's Talk Food: Cassoulet reminiscent of French bistro
Published 02/06/2013 at 4 a.m.
In the month of love, let's cook French. Doris Reynolds offers a cassoulet.
Let's Talk Food: Enjoy a slice it's National Pie Day
Published 01/23/2013 at 4 a.m.
I feel it is my civic duty to inform you of a very important culinary event that is taking place today. It's not too late to get out your pie tins, butter or shortening and flour and take a family ...
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