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Deviled Eggs

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Americana, Appetizers, Cuisines, Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, North, Recipes, Regions, South, Southeast, West Coast|Tags: , |

What’s an American picnic, holiday gathering or family reunion without deviled eggs? The dish of boiled eggs sliced in half and stuffed with a yolk/mayonnaise filling has been an American staple for decades.But our love affair with deviled eggs wasn’t born in the New World. The dish’s origin dates back centuries to ancient Rome, Spain and other parts of Europe. Around the first century A.D., Romans enjoyed boiled eggs enhanced with spices, oil and wine. Spain began stuffing its eggs in the 13th century, adding flavors such as cilantro, pepper and a fermented fish sauce. Over the next few centuries stuffed egg fever spread across Europe, and what filled the boiled eggs ran the gamut from raisins to herbs.

Thanksgiving Culinary Traditions

November 6th, 2018|Categories: Americana Recipes, Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic Recipes, Midwest, North, Northeast, Northwest, Recipes, Regions, South, Southeast, Southern Recipes, Southwest, West Coast|Tags: , |

Dressing or stuffing? Pumpkin or sweet potato pie? Brine, baste, roast or deep-fry the bird? What you consider to be the “correct” answer to these and other culinary questions about our nation’s annual Thanksgiving feast depend largely on where you live.

Louisiana-Grown Rice

September 27th, 2018|Categories: Cajun/Creole Recipes, Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Recipes, Regions, South|Tags: , |

“Have a rice day” is the greeting you'll get in Crowley, Louisiana. Rice has reigned in this self-proclaimed “rice capital” of the Cajun prairie since the late 1800s. Crowley's rice history goes back to the completion of the railroad, which led to the sale of abundant prairie land rich for growing the crop. Several advances in equipment, technology and plant varieties all led to the grain prospering in this region of Southwest Louisiana. Rice fields still dot the landscape today.

Pennsylvania Apple Farms

September 25th, 2018|Categories: Dessert Recipes, Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Producers & Purveyors, Recipes, Regions|Tags: |

The phrase “As American as apple pie” has a lot of meaning to the farmers of Central Pennsylvania. Each fall, local orchards burst with apples of many colors and tastes: 72 different apple varieties grow in this region! One family has made the art of growing and selling apples their business for the last 63 years. On a 500-acre farm in Biglerville, Penn., four generations of the Hollabaugh family tend the land to produce enough apples for their own market as well as for wholesalers who buy half of the 100,000 bushels they harvest each year.

Flatliner Cocktail in Telluride, Colorado

September 18th, 2018|Categories: Cocktail Recipes, Featured, Recipes, Regions, West|Tags: , |

Just by visiting Telluride, you put your body to the test. Can you withstand an altitude of 8,750 feet without getting altitude sickness? People who come to this popular mountain town are generally looking for the type of adrenaline-filled holiday that is packed with skiing, mountain biking and hiking, rather than lounging by a pool all day. It’s no wonder that the town’s cult cocktail, rightfully named “The Flatliner,”is made to get you tipsy yet keep you going for hours. Just don’t die (or pass out).

Pearl Divers, Mai Tais and Puka Puka

August 14th, 2018|Categories: Cocktail Recipes, Cocktails, Cuisines, Featured, Recipes, Regions, South|Tags: , |

Named one of the “25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century,” Jeff “Beachbum” Berry has written six books on vintage tiki drinks and cuisine, co-created the app Total Tiki for iPad and iPhone, is the owner of tiki bar Latitude 29 in New Orleans, and sells a line of tiki barware with Cocktail Kingdom. If that's not enough, his cocktail recipes have been printed in publications around the world, and it's safe to say he's an expert on rum.