COOK: Cocktails. Cuisine. Culture. is an all-new lifestyle book that features all things food and drink! It boasts engaging recipes, cocktails, chef profiles, restaurant stories, and tips for table decor and party planning from experts along the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida and beyond. In VIE’s fifteen years of publishing, we have had the privilege of meeting and nurturing relationships with some of the best chefs and restaurateurs around the country. We are excited to bring their favorite dishes to our readers in a gorgeous bound volume that will be right at home in your kitchen, on your coffee table, or on your bookshelf!

Upon VIE magazine’s inception, its mission was to tell rich, vibrant human-interest “Stories with Heart and Soul” about the people, places, and happenings in a region coined “COLA 2 COLA®” by the publication’s creators. Florida’s coastal communities from Pensacola to Apalachicola are near and dear to the hearts of VIE’s publishers and audience. There seems to be an inherently creative and talented pool of people drawn to this beachside haven. People flock to the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent bright white sands to be inspired and inspire others, just as VIE’s makers have. Cofounders Lisa and Gerald Burwell and the pioneers of VIE’s early days recognized this pool of talent and authentic creativity and the need to share stories with the world about the slice of nirvana they called home.

Fast forward to 2020, when the publication released its first luxury coffee-table book, HOME: Inspirations for Home and Life by VIE®. The photographic tome celebrates stories of talented architects, builders, and interior designers throughout the COLA 2 COLA® region, as there are many. The book also includes “pause pages” throughout, featuring local landmarks, events, past VIE highlights, and restaurants.

The latter is what inspired this second coffee-table book, COOK: Cocktails. Cuisine. Culture. The hardcover picture book is a love letter to the incredible world-class chefs, restaurateurs, event planners, and culinary teams who bring the zest of life to this region we call home and millions of others call their home away from home each year. From the old favorites that vacationers visit time and again to the new kids on the block, we can’t deny the dining and cocktail scene in the area is unforgettable—particularly the twenty-ish-mile stretch in Walton County, home to the affluent Scenic Highway 30-A. We welcome you to join our table as we sip, savor, and celebrate on a culinary tour of this coastal paradise!

And, if you didn’t get your hands on a copy of HOME: Inspirations for Home and Life by VIE®, you needn’t worry.  Just head to VIEmagazine.com/shop-vie to get your copy in time for the holidays!