Cross Creek, Florida

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Cross Creek is where civilizations converge. For our host, Doc Lawrence, one of the benefits from traveling on the Gourmet Highway is the joy that comes from discovery.

Here in Cross Creek, Doc takes us way off the beaten path to a beautifully preserved culture chronicled by a legendary American author, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings who lived and wrote here.

Before you come, you might want to pick up a copy of one of her books to travel back to frontier Florida – and then come see the park and explore her farmyard, grove, seasonal garden and trails. Her book about her life here, Cross Creek, will take you directly back to life on this land and in this community.

Join Doc for some fine food featuring her own recipes along with the gifted writer's wine recommendations. Cracker cooking is not what you think. Doc calls it original Florida and downright delicious.