Come February, when the South Beach Wine and Food Festival hits our velvety sands for the 14th year, a lot of money will be reaised for the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality. And there will be one particular FIU graduate student eager to get his hands on the goody bags given out at most events.
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The student is Eddie Zeng, and he was crowned winner of the second annual student spice competition sponsored by FIU and spice giant Badia. Students were invited to create the ultimate spice of life. "I was encouraged by friends and family," says Zeng. It was his first time making a spice. After submitting a seasoning recipe with quantities and ingredients, the school reviewed all entries and decided on five students who then went head to head in a spice cook-off.More »