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Hillcrest Farms

If your mental image of a dairy farmer is someone perched on a three-legged stool to milk cows by hand, visit Hillcrest Farms for an update. The first robotic dairy farm in the state of Georgia is now giving tours at its fourth-generation farm in Dearing, a small community in McDuffie County near Augusta.   Take part in a 90-minute tour and you’ll come face-to-face with cows, learn how the high-tech approach to milking has been implemented and how the cows have reacted (spoiler alert: they’re happy!), learn something new, spend time with nature, and bring new meaning to the phrase ‘farm-to-table.’  

2020-12-16T16:05:41+00:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Southeast|Tags: , |0 Comments

Lutefisk Dinners

Throughout the Upper Midwestern U.S.A., many folks celebrate Christmas with a very unique food: lutefisk. The gelatinous, strong-smelling fish delicacy faded from popularity in its native Scandinavia decades ago. But Scandinavian-American communities have made lutefisk a cherished part of the holidays.

2020-12-09T22:42:22+00:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Midwest, North, Regions, Scandinavian-American|Tags: , |0 Comments

Turducken

It’s one of those holiday dishes folks shake their heads at, chalking it up to the crazy culinary people of South Louisiana.  Even the name brings forth a laugh.  The portmanteau word “turducken,” a mash-up of its key ingredient names, takes a well-seasoned, deboned turkey and stuffs it with boneless chicken that’s been stuffed with boneless duck. In between are layers of well-seasoned Cajun-style dressing and pork stuffing.  

2020-12-07T15:04:57+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Cajun/Creole, Cuisines, Featured, Regions, South|Tags: , , |1 Comment

The 10 Best Restaurants (right now) in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Have you ever dreamed about visiting one of those picturesque towns featured in a Hallmark movie? A place where you can walk up and down Main Street—lined with eclectic boutiques and local restaurants—and there’s not a fast food joint or chain store in sight. Townspeople are friendly and greet you as you walk by or enter their shops. Blowing Rock, North Carolina is just that kind of town.

2020-11-17T18:40:58+00:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails, Uncategorized|Tags: |1 Comment

Netflix Chef Launches New Company to Fight Pandemic

Nick Liberato is a man of many talents: He’s a celebrated chef, restaurateur, and also host of the Netflix series “Restaurants on the Edge.” The series focuses on helping restaurants in distress by performing consulting, restructuring and turnaround services in a holistic manner.

2020-11-11T16:31:09+00:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, West Coast|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Turkey Talk

Thanksgiving may look different this year at most homes, but the real VIP at your holiday table can continue tradition: the Thanksgiving turkey. Each November an estimated 46 million turkeys are consumed around Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. To learn more about turkeys, we headed straight to farmers who raise heritage breeds and are serving up insights along with some recipes here.

Zingerman’s

What’s become an institution in Ann Arbor, Michigan was launched by two college buddies: Zingerman’s. Ari Weinzweig and Paul Saginaw met while working at Maude’s Restaurant and attending the University of Michigan. Bemoaning the lack of a ‘good Jewish deli’ in Ann Arbor, the pair decided to rectify the situation.

2020-10-28T21:17:06+00:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Entrée Architecture

If real estate is all about location, location, location, then dining out is all about presentation, presentation, presentation. You eat with your eyes first. We’ve all been in a restaurant when a server walks by with a plate of food and said to ourselves, “That looks good!” These five restaurants create visually-appealing food that not only entertains, but exceeds expectations and feeds the soul.

2020-10-23T17:07:16+00:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Regions, South, Southeast, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: |0 Comments
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