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It’s Pumpkin Season!

Fairytales are responsible for the word “pumpkin,” which first appeared in print in the 17th century. Pumpkins served as a magical coach in nursery rhyme long before becoming a symbol for the month of October. Today, foodies enjoy pumpkins’ ability to grow in the garden, add delicious flavor to a wide range of foods, plus stand as seasonal décor from Halloween through Thanksgiving.

From Lake to Plate

Louisiana is known as a destination for hunting and fishing excursions—the state’s license plates even read “Sportsman’s Paradise.” With access to the Gulf of Mexico, bayous, rivers and estuaries, Louisiana supports a wide variety of fish for sportsmen to pursue. Yet while many folks love to go fishing and eat seafood, most aren’t interested in the cleaning and cooking chores that are part of a great fish dinner.

2019-09-17T16:24:37+00:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Regions, South, Trends & Trails|Tags: , |0 Comments

Iroquois White Corn

Wherever you live, autumn is a glorious time to take a road trip into the country to witness harvest in America’s farming communities, the culmination of so many months of hard work and investment. That’s especially the case on a small farm in upstate New York. But despite all of that hard work, the yield in this little field of corn will be about four bushels per acre. Compare that to the national average of more than 200 bushels per acre of corn.

2019-09-17T15:37:16+00:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Northeast, Producers & Purveyors, Recipes, Regions|Tags: |0 Comments

Sip Southern Illinois

The main highway leads to a blacktop country road that narrows as it winds for miles through forests and farmland. Just when you think your GPS must be wrong and you’re lost in the middle of nowhere a sign points to a nearly hidden driveway. Suddenly a stuccoed Tuscan villa, glowing gold in the afternoon sun, appears before row upon row of grape vines.

2019-09-09T18:12:06+00:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Regions, Trends & Trails|Tags: |0 Comments

Discover North Texas Bourbon Distilleries

Discover North Texas Bourbon Distilleries Bourbon Lovers: Don’t sidestep Texas. Story by Ana Astri-O’Reilly Bourbon is America’s official spirit, as recognized by Congress in 1964. To be considered bourbon, a distillate must be made on American soil with a minimum of 51 percent corn and aged in charred new white

2019-09-03T17:07:15+00:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South|Tags: |0 Comments

Hot Sauce Heats Up in Louisiana

Hotsauce.com has more than 50 categories and features over 120 brands of hot sauce from around the globe. While hot sauce has become a major food category and a condiment almost as essential as ketchup these days, it wasn't always that way. There was a time when spicy food in America was credited to the Cajuns of South Louisiana, and Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce was the leader among pepperheads.

2019-08-13T20:08:11+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South|Tags: , |0 Comments

Some Like it Hot (Chicken)

If Steve Harvey asked the contestants on “Family Feud” to name one dish that typifies Southern cooking, the number one answer would doubtlessly be fried chicken. We love a crispy eight-piece box of yardbird around these here parts, but sometimes Southerners crave poultry that’s a little more piquant.

2019-08-07T15:08:21+00:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, Southeast|Tags: |0 Comments

Topsail Island’s Shaka Tacos

Topsail Island’s Shaka Tacos Savor local seafood at this surf shop turned taco stand in North Carolina. Story by Katie DeTar My annual spring vacation to Topsail Island, North Carolina delivers much-anticipated joys of the seaside. But during my most recent trip, the focus unexpectedly shifted from tanning to tacos.

2019-08-01T17:59:54+00:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, Southeast|Tags: |0 Comments

Come Find Bourbon

Come Find Bourbon Covington, Frankfort, and Bardstown, Kentucky Launch New Tourism Collaboration There’s a fresh, new answer to the common question of where to stay when exploring Kentucky Bourbon Country, thanks to the tourism commissions of Northern Kentucky, Frankfort, and Bardstown. Under the banner Come Find Bourbon and the new

2019-08-06T19:44:17+00:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured|Tags: |0 Comments

Independent Bookstore Eats

Today's independent bookstore owners will tell you it's not enough just to sell books. They have to plan events, serve lunch, and offset the bottom line with booze. That's just the nature of the business, but who doesn't like to curl up with a good book and sip from a glass of wine while nibbling on a pastry or panini?

2019-07-19T16:39:08+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Northeast, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: |0 Comments