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Datil Peppers

November 15th, 2018|Categories: Coastal, Cuisines, Featured, Regions, Southeast|Tags: , |

One ingredient with mysterious origins pops up in dishes across St. Augustine, Florida. In the early 1500s, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sailed his Spanish galleon through choppy coastal waters in search of the legendary Fountain of Youth. Ponce de Leon was the first documented European to explore Florida’s northeast coast. In 1513 he traveled to a territory inhabited by Seminole Indians. After the Spanish settled what is now the city of St. Augustine, the oldest continuously-inhabited city of European origin in the United States, along came the French, English and free Africans. During that migration, at least one ship contained what has become St. Augustine’s favorite pepper: the datil.

Supper Clubs: An Emerging Tradition

November 8th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails|Tags: , |

In today’s crowded restaurant scene—where traditional favorites are joined by new dining venues almost constantly—it can feel like you’ll never get to every hotspot you want to check out. In such a market, it’s easy to imagine that chefs would foster a spirit of competition, thinking that somebody else’s restaurant has to fail in order for his or hers venture to succeed. Fortunately, in many communities and for many chefs, that is not the situation: Chefs often feed their creative souls through collaboration and cooperation which best shines through during special dining events that showcase the talents of all involved.

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.

10 Must-Go Chocolate Stops in the U.S.A.

October 18th, 2018|Categories: Cuisines, Desserts, Featured, North, Northwest, Pacific, Regions, Southeast, West Coast|Tags: , |

The mere thought of chocolate can bring smiles. Cacao has been used to uplift the spirits of those lucky enough to get their hands on it since it was first discovered. These days, there’s great news for all chocolate lovers: Not only can chocolate satisfy sweet teeth, it’s chock full of antioxidants and other health benefits—let that fact quell any guilt you may feel about indulging in bars or truffles! To help ensure you’re never without a sweet treat—especially on vacation!—trust your taste buds to these 10 drool-worthy chocolatiers and chocolate-making tours across the U.S.A.