Central Florida 100: Campaign visits, COVID-19 and honoring Miss Sammy

Larry Pino, attorney and entrepreneur

Last week: PRESIDENTIAL CONTRASTS: For years it was argued that voting between the two presidential political opponents made no difference since they ultimately looked alike. Trump’s and Biden’s tempestuous campaigns through Florida this past week make that old adage obsolete: this is a study in violent contrasts. Trump assured the predominantly unmasked and crowded supporters at the Sanford Airport that he felt “powerful,” marginalizing Biden’s fear and age. Biden told his masked and distanced Broward County audience that Trump was an arrogant self-serving liar who would desecrate Social Security and Medicare, caring only for himself. This year’s election is about character, not politics …which wins?

Looking ahead: DISNEY PLUS: Theme parks served Disney well, first in Anaheim, then in Orlando, Paris, Hong Kong, and others. Content came next with Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios, among others, collectively increasing Disney’s market value three-fold. But,

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Spice Blends Honoring And Inspired By The Late Chef Floyd Cardoz Are Now For Sale

Photo credit: Getty Images/Burlap & Barrel
Photo credit: Getty Images/Burlap & Barrel

From Delish

Back in March, the culinary world suffered a great loss with the passing of Floyd Cardoz; the chef died after contracting COVID-19. Floyd was known for his television appearances and his celebrated restaurants across New York and Mumbai, and now his wife is teaming up with a spice company to make masalas inspired by his work.

Floyd Cardoz appeared on Top Chef and went on to win Top Chef Masters as well as establishing well-known restaurants like Tabla, Bombay Canteen, and O Pedro. His wife Barkha Cardoz has collaborated with spice company Burlap & Barrel to release three different masalas that are based on Floyd’s personal blends and his life’s work.

In a report by The Takeout, Barkha said that there was always a frustration when buying spices and blends from stores: “There would be so many occasions when I would

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