Going into this challenge I had no idea there were native Indian tribes that still occupied parts of this state. It was surprising to me to find a culture that is so hidden that many people, even locals have no idea about it.
I felt the most at home in Florida because I found that much of the food that was cooked and the flavors that were used resembled what we use in traditional Greek cuisine. Their use of acidity also reminded me of several of the dishes I was brought up on.
As for the challenge, I didn’t think I would ever cook alligator! On top of that my guide taught me how important it is to be conscious of the resources around you. The land they occupy is so scarce, so they have to be creative and utilize everything they can get their hands on in as many ways possible.