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By Maria Tripodis
Hi welcome to Seasonal, where we interview local chefs, farmers, and food editors to highlight local food and how it differs from season to season. I’m your host Maria Tripodis, and I’m a registered dietitian, founder of Rebel Nutrition, and a complete and total food nerd.

In this space, I hope to link together the local restaurant scene and farming landscape-- and highlight the chefs and farmers who live and breathe it all. Join me as I get to know some of Miami’s favorite chefs, farmers, farmer’s market vendors, and food critics and pick their brains about what fuels their fire.
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