NAPLES, Fla. - A Naples chef is proving rumors wrong in the wake of that devastating oil spill.
He's cooking with water from the Gulf!
Chef Fabrizio Aielli at Sea Salt tells WINK News his customers and friends still believe oil is on our beaches. He's getting the word out about our clean shores by using Gulf water in his recipes.
Aielli says it's a technique he learned while growing up in Italy.
"Sometimes when we cooked clams...we don't always have water available. So what we was doing is taking water from the sea."
His tradition is now going viral. The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau is showcasing Aielli's cooking as part of a new web video series. They're hoping the demonstration will help combat the misconception of oil on Collier's coasts.
JoNelle Modys with the CVB says a recent survey from Travelocity prompted them to take further action. The survey showed most Americans believe Southwest Florida and other areas not impacted by the oil spill are covered in it.
You can see the whole demonstration for yourself here at the CVB website.