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For Love of Cheese Curds

June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Regions, Trends & Trails|Tags: |

Though cheese curds have been considered (somewhat jokingly) a food group in Wisconsin for decades, they are just now finding their way to other parts of the country. It is time everyone else discover these deep-fried nuggets of heaven. Since June is National Dairy Month, it seems the ideal time to indulge! Why has Wisconsin had a monopoly on cheese curds? Wisconsinites are serious about cheese and the art of cheesemaking. The USA is home to just 60 master cheesemakers, all of whom live and work in Wisconsin, making it a cheesemaking epicenter.

Farmers Market Celebration

June 18th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, Southeast, Southwest|Tags: , |

One of summer’s great joys is celebrating the earth’s bounty by going to a farmers’ market. Purchasing seasonal produce directly from the hand that planted and tended that asparagus spear, strawberry, or tomato offers a visceral connection to the land.

Authentic Irish Pubs in the USA

March 10th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails|Tags: , |

Authentic Irish Pubs in the USA Irish culture at straight-from-the-motherland pubs. Story by Ginger Warder Céad míle fáilte (pronounced Kay-od mee-leh foyle-cha) means a hundred thousand welcomes and that’s the kind of hospitality you’ll find in a real Irish pub. There’s a reason Irish people

Licorice International

February 11th, 2020|Categories: Cuisines, Desserts, Featured, Midwest, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: |

Licorice International Licorice heaven in Lincoln, Nebraska. Story by Lisa Waterman Gray Photos by Kathy Plunkett Photography Who would have guessed that a Lincoln, Nebraska company offers the nation’s largest selection of black licorice? Danish Trollendrop, Kerr’s Licorice Toffee from Canada, and bite-sized Italian Rombetti

Strawberry Hill Povitica

December 27th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Desserts, Eastern European, Featured, Midwest, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: , |

Strawberry Hill Povitica Story by Diana Lambdin Meyer Povitica is a mouthful, starting with its pronunciation. Even long-time customers of the indulgence at Strawberry Hill Povitica in Kansas City commonly mispronounce poh-va-TEET-sa. Povitica is a Slavic word for a delightfully rich bread that can be