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A Passion for PEEPS

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Americana, Cuisines, Desserts, Featured, Northeast, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: , |

It’s one of the United States’ most iconic candies—just maybe the most iconic this country has ever produced. After all, what other sweet treat has had its durability tested by a world-renowned university, guest starred in a hit television show, boasted its own world eating championship, and be featured in annual art contests? No candy other than PEEPS, the sugar-coated, brightly-hued marshmallow confection made in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania by the third-generation family-owned outfit Just Born, which also produces Mike and Ike, Hot Tamales, and Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews.

Cajun vs. Creole Cuisine

June 25th, 2019|Categories: Cajun/Creole, Cuisines, Featured, Regions, Restaurants, South|Tags: |

In Louisiana, Creole and Cajun food often get blended together, but the old timers will tell you they are not the same at all. First, they come from two different regions of the state and, second, they include different ingredients. The main distinction between the two is that Creole food has tomatoes and Cajun doesn't, but of course it's a bit more complicated than that.

Cold Georgia Peach Treats

June 19th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Desserts, Featured, Regions, Southeast|Tags: , , , |

Georgia-grown peaches are recognized for their flavor, texture, and appearance. Georgia, which is proudly nicknamed “the peach state,” designated the peach as its official state fruit in 1995. Georgia ranks as one of the nation’s top four peach-producing states and harvests several different varietals of peaches from May to August. Come during peach season to load up on crates of peaches to enjoy at home.

Destination Beer: Fayetteville, North Carolina

May 31st, 2019|Categories: Beer, Cuisines, Featured, Regions, South|

Beer and baseball: Two great pleasures invite you to visit Fayetteville, North Carolina, a three-time winner of the All-American City Award from the National Civic League. The growing brewery scene keeps exciting suds on draft while the Fayetteville Woodpeckers—the Single A Houston Astros affiliate—deliver hit after hit of on-field entertainment. The breweries keep the taps open year-round so you can savor a pint any day of the year, but visit during baseball season and it’s like hitting a walk-off grand slam.

Celebrating Crawfish

May 9th, 2019|Categories: Americana, Cajun/Creole, Cuisines, Featured, Northeast, Northwest, Regions, South, West Coast|Tags: |

Crawfish season officially gets under way in early spring, and the bright red crustaceans usually remain in supply through June. The majority of crawfish in North America come from Louisiana, where rice fields are flooded in late summer to make way for the Cajun delicacy. Louisiana leads the nation in crawfish production, with crawfish farms producing more than 100 million pounds a year.

A Foodie’s Guide to Indy

May 7th, 2019|Categories: Americana, Cuisines, Featured, Midwest, Regions|Tags: , |

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the largest sporting facility in the world: It offers permanent seating capacity for more than a quarter million race fans in the stands plus there’s room for another 100,000+ in the infield! Each Memorial Day weekend visitors from around the world descend on Indiana’s state capital for the big race—but if that’s the only reason you visit, you’re missing out on fantastic eating and drinking. Indianapolis, Indiana is worthy of a foodie’s attention any time of the year.