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Cookbook Focuses on St. Pete’s Cuisine, Will Help with COVID Relief

st pete eats | Cookbook | Kanika Tomalin

The cookbook, which comes out today, contains recipes from some of St. Petersburg’s most popular restaurants. In addition to helping with COVID-19 relief, the cookbook helps advance Healthy St. Pete’s mission of creating a culture of health in the city and making the healthy choice the easy choice

ST. PETERSBURG – Kanika Tomalin, St. Petersburg’s deputy mayor and city administrator, has partnered with local restaurants to create St. Pete Eats: A Cookbook, a collection of St. Pete’s favorite flavors, all in one place.

The cookbook gives at-home cooks a taste of the diverse flavors that can be found throughout St. Pete’s food scene, including healthy twists on some favorites. The unique collaboration includes food and drink recipes from local staples including La V, Trophy Fish, the Library, Dr. BBQ, Noble Crust and Tomalin’s own home kitchen.

“We’re so fortunate to live in a city that overflows with flavor and epicurean experiences. It’s my mission as St. Pete’s deputy mayor and city administrator to infuse those flavors with delicious, healthy options, through Healthy St. Pete,” Tomalin said. “In this cookbook, I’ve shared some of my own favorite recipes, and have enlisted the expertise of some of St. Pete’s finest chefs to give you an authentic culinary experience that can only be found in St. Pete.”

This cookbook helps advance Healthy St. Pete’s mission of creating a culture of health in the city and making the healthy choice the easy choice.

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said, “We can change health outcomes when we work together. That is why I am excited about this cookbook. It is a vibrant illustration that great food and great health can coexist, especially in St. Petersburg.”

St. Pete Eats will be released today (July 17) and can be purchased at for $20, plus shipping and handling. Additionally, limited quantities will be available at participating local businesses found at

Proceeds from cookbooks purchased from the website will go towards St. Petersburg’s Fighting Chance Fund, which provides grants to locally owned and independently operated small businesses that have been negatively impacted due to COVID-19. More information on the Fighting Chance Fund can be found at

Proceeds from cookbooks purchased at participating local businesses will go directly to the local business. Find information and upcoming book signings and events at

Healthy St. Pete is a city-wide community engagement and empowerment initiative from the city of St. Petersburg’s Parks and Recreation Department that helps the community eat, live, shop and play healthier. The mission of Healthy St Pete is to build a culture of health in our city by making the healthy choice the easy choice through a collaborative community effort.

Through Healthy St. Pete, the city of St. Petersburg works to implement institutional change, build community capacity through education and partnership and implement innovative projects to advance St. Petersburg’s health and well-being. For example, working with St. Pete’s restaurant community to ensure healthy options are available to everyone in our city.

Each year, Healthy St. Pete serves the community and engages with more than 10,000 St. Pete residents.

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