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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.

West Coast Wine Tasting Adventures

June 20th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, West Coast|Tags: , |

West Coast Wine Tasting Adventures California and Oregon take wine tasting beyond the bar and cellar. Story by Michael Cervin Wine tasting is never really billed as “adventurous.” After all, you’re typically sipping Chardonnay in a cellar. But for these West Coast wine experiences,

“Cradles to Caskets” and Lots of Candy

June 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors|Tags: |

“Cradles to caskets” is the tagline of the Original Mast General Store, a North Carolina outfitter and country store that sells anything from licorice to hiking gear. The store’s original owner, Henry Taylor, opened the Valle Crucis store in 1883, a time when general stores served as an important connector of farmers and those in need of their eggs, chickens, vegetables, and herbs. Over the years, Taylor kept expanding the size of the store to meet increasing demand. He passed away in 1899, but his son, Charles D. Taylor, kept the doors open.

Balkan Cuisine on Capitol Hill

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: |

There are two places to find authentic and memorable Balkan cuisine: One is in Belgrade, Serbia, and the other is in Washington DC.My hometown, The Nation’s Capital, is an American melting pot, thanks to the hundreds of embassies and international agencies headquartered here. Expats settle in the city and suburbs, some opening up restaurants to quench cravings for the flavors of their homeland. “Open it, and they will come,” is a common refrain among our global restauranteurs.