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The Historical French Cuisine Of The First Coast


As we celebrate the 450th anniversary of the French landing in Northeast Florida, one aspect of this fascinating history is often overlooked — food.It turns out when the French arrived and established Fort Caroline they left their famous culinary skills at home.

Jeff Spear, food consultant and author of the First Coast Heritage Cookbook, joined Melissa Ross to look at the history of the French on the First Coast through a culinary lens.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.