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Mustard Musings

May 11th, 2021|Categories: Appetizers, Condiments, Featured, Midwest, North, Recipes, Regions, Salads, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Mustard lovers: Head to Middleton, Wisconsin. More than 6,000 varieties of mustard are showcased at the National Mustard Museum in this town just outside Madison. Admission is free, though the destination is open only five days a week during the coronavirus pandemic (face coverings are required; capacity is limited). Enter and you’ll encounter shelves groaning with mustards from all 50 states and more than 70 countries, along with displays of antique mustard pots, tins and jars, plus vintage posters and advertisements.

Blue Sun Soda Shop

April 13th, 2021|Categories: Americana, Cuisines, Featured, North, Regions|Tags: |

Tens of thousands of soda bottles line the shelves, filled with liquids of every possible hue. Most of the beverage flavors are familiar—root beer, cola, strawberry. But some sound like a mad scientist's concoction—buffalo wing, blue cheese-flavored. Located in the Minneapolis suburb of Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, Blue Sun Soda Shop claims to stock the nation’s largest selection of soda, ranging from popular craft brands to wacky novelties.

9 Best Restaurants (right now) in the Twin Cities Gateway

February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Featured, North, Producers & Purveyors|Tags: |

The Twin Cities Gateway is one of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area’s best kept secrets. Each of the nine communities that make up Minnesota’s Twin Cities Gateway—Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes, Mounds View, New Brighton, and Shoreview—has its own unique vibe. They also have something in common: great restaurants. 

Let Virtual Cooking Classes Transport Your Menus

January 18th, 2021|Categories: Featured, North, Northeast, Pacific, Regions, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: , |

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Lutefisk Dinners

December 9th, 2020|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Midwest, North, Regions, Scandinavian-American|Tags: , |

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.

Foodie Finds at National Parks

July 21st, 2020|Categories: Featured, Mid-Atlantic, North, Northeast, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South, Southeast, Southwest, West Coast|Tags: , , , , |

Foodie Finds at National Parks Story by Anne Quinn Corr It’s easy to enjoy the great outdoors at any of our country’s 419 national park sites. While only 62 destinations may include the words “National Park” in their names, a multitude of lakeshores, seashores, battlefields,

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