Sundial Beach Resort to Host ‘Real Food Real Kitchens’ on Jan. 10, 2016

DATE: December 11, 2015

Sanibel Island, FL –   Cooking shows and food focused programming have gained huge popularity in recent years. Producer Craig Chapman saw this phenomenon happening and created “Real Food Real Kitchens” (, a TV series, magazine and website celebrating Family, Food, Culture and History, found on HULU. The website is part of the Taste Network (owned and operated by Taste of Home/ Reader’s Digest), a community of premium food, entertainment and lifestyle blogs and websites that reaches 50+ million visitors each month.

“Real Food Real Kitchens” offers viewers a peek into the kitchens of everyday people and features a different person in each episode showing the audience how to prepare a traditional family dish that is close to their heart, while telling its story and background.

Join Sundial for Real Food Real Kitchens

After last year’s sold-out event, Chapman is once again inviting area “foodies” to attend an exclusive screening and tasting event on Sunday, January 10 at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on Sanibel Island from 3-5:30 p.m. At the event, he will screen two episodes of “Real Food Real Kitchens.” At the reception that follows, guests can taste the items featured in the episodes prepared by Sundial’s Chef Criss Menassa, learn how to try out for the show, and ask producer Craig Chapman questions about the making of the series. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, “Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope.” Tickets may be purchased by phoning (800) 838-3006 or at

Included in the $35 admission fee is the screening, samples of Triggerfish Chowder, Strawberry Shortcake, Roasted Chicken and Vegetables plus Fried Green Tomatoes. Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream of Sanibel will also provide samplings.  Additional tastings will be provided by Point Ybel Brewing Company, Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rum and Lakeridge Winery. Signed copies of Chapman’s new cookbook, Real Food Real Kitchens: New York Cookbook will be available for $22. The cookbook takes readers behind the scenes and into the kitchens of cultures spanning the globe and features recipes and the stories behind them.

About Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Located near Fort Myers on the barrier island of Sanibel off the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is a unique island destination with miles of shell-strewn beaches. Guests select from spacious fully equipped condominium accommodations in various sizes, complete with kitchen, living room and dining area. Directly onsite are restaurants with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Resort-style amenities include six HydroGrid® tennis courts, multiple heated swimming pools, children’s activities, a state-of-the-art fitness center, Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique, Sanibel Sea School at Sundial, Bailey’s Marketplace and a nearby world-class golf course. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa features conference facilities with over 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including several self-contained meeting rooms. The resort and its pristine beaches serve as a perennial favorite for Florida resort weddings. For additional information, call 239-472-4151 or visit

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