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Civil War Sites on the TN Music Highway

The Tennessee Music Highway, the stretch of Interstate 40 between Nashville and Memphis, is rich with music history, great places to eat, and it passes through and near some of the state’s significant Civil War battlegrounds. If you’re a history buff and hungry for some great Southern food, the route is a geographical (if not strictly chronological) tour through the history of some important Civil War sites.

2019-03-13T17:51:44+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 Biscuits Worth a Road Trip

It was so flaky, buttery and light I had to suppress a loud “mmm” sound and the urge to stash a couple more delicious biscuits in to my purse for later.The experience of eating these heavenly light brown rounds was enhanced by sitting on the elegant porch of Mississippi’s Biscuit Queen herself, Chef Regina Charboneau, in Natchez, the Biscuit Capital of the World.As a child of the South and a lifelong biscuit lover, I am saddened by the state of what most places call a biscuit—they’re too often dry, tasteless and a waste of butter. But in my passionate pursuit of biscuit perfection, I’ve been lucky enough to encounter a few gems. Here are five biscuits worth a road trip.

2019-03-12T18:08:46+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Regions, South, Southeast, Southern|Tags: , |0 Comments

Celebrating Female Distillers

The spirits industry is booming and the number of distilleries across the U.S. is growing. The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States reported record spirits sales in 2017, with a four percent increase for a total of $26.2 billion. While the majority of American distilleries are male-owned, the number of women helming the stills is on the rise. Since March is National Women’s Month, we’re featuring seven women who are shaking up the status quo. Here, they share some of the highs and lows of their work.

March is National Peanut Month

You’ve probably heard the expression “working for peanuts.” Once considered animal fodder not fit for human consumption, the peanut is now a jewel in the crown of American culture and cuisine, and since March is National Peanut Month, we’re sharing the history of this tiny legume from “soup to nuts” as the saying goes.

2019-03-05T14:49:06+00:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South, Southeast|Tags: , |0 Comments

Healthy Eats in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina is a city where culinary artisans—chefs, bartenders, brewers, distillers, and other foodie pros—are collectively pushing forward the city’s taste offerings and reputation. Even better, many are doing it without compromising the commitment to health—for humans and for Mother Earth. Whether you’ve resolved to eat healthier in 2019 or simply want to savor incomparable flavor, there are lots of delicious reasons to visit this Southern city.

2019-02-28T14:58:55+00:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Healthy, Regions, Southeast|Tags: |0 Comments

Farm-to-Table

Farm-to-table dining is a term most popularly used to describe restaurants that source ingredients from local or regional producers—in such relationships, the executive chef proudly sources ingredients directly from food producers (from farmers to winemakers, ranchers to cheese makers, and so on). It’s an arrangement that can yield fresh results.

2019-02-25T15:55:02+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, North, Northeast, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South, Southeast|Tags: , |0 Comments

Food & Music on the Tennessee Music Highway

The famed Tennessee Music Highway, more prosaically known as Interstate 40 between Memphis and Nashville in Tennessee, connects two of the nation’s greatest music cities plus has some pretty cool attractions along the way. If your goal is to get from Graceland to the Grand Ole Opry as quickly as possible, go ahead and set the cruise control on 75 mph and burn up the miles. But we suggest taking your time and checking out some of the great attractions along the way—plus, being Foodie Travel USA, we suggest worthwhile eats near each musical stop.

2019-02-14T18:11:26+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails|Tags: |0 Comments

Salt

Salt is the stuff of life. It infuses our oceans, which average 3.5 percent salinity. It’s in our bodies, too: a typical-sized adult is comprised of around 100 grams of sodium chloride. Of course, salt has long been used for preserving and seasoning food, but it’s responsible for more than keeping grub fresh and flavorful. Humans need to ingest salt to live, something our ancestors must have guessed; salus, the Latin word for health, originated from sal(salt). Among other bodily functions, sodium helps our muscles to contract and our blood to circulate. It’s crucial to preventing dehydration, too.

2019-02-14T17:53:17+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South, Southeast, West Coast|Tags: |0 Comments

Roses

A bouquet of roses for Valentine’s Day or any romantic occasion may be a no-brainer, but roses are also an ethereal edible treat. “Rose is commonly used in Indian dishes and drinks, likely through a Persian influence on the cuisine developed through the Mughal era,” says Corporate Chef Manish Mehrotra of New York City’s Indian Accent. The Mughal(or Mogul) Empire was founded in 1526—so roses have been tempting palates for a very long time!

2019-02-12T15:00:46+00:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Northeast, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails|Tags: |0 Comments

10 Best Tastes of Sevierville

From decadent to healthy, distilled luxuries to grilled and fried savories to sugary confections, Sevierville, Tennessee offers a mouthwatering range of flavors. These best-sellers and perennial favorites are listed in alphabetical order because narrowing the list down to ten was hard enough;we couldn’t possibly rank them!

2019-01-24T16:33:49+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, Southeast|Tags: |0 Comments