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It’s Pumpkin Season!

October 8th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Northeast, Regions, South, Southeast, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: , |

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

September 24th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Regions, South, Trends & Trails|Tags: , |

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.

Discover North Texas Bourbon Distilleries

September 5th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South|Tags: |

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

Hot Sauce Heats Up in Louisiana

August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South|Tags: , |

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.

5 Great Brew Spots + Food

July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, North, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South, Southeast|Tags: , |

It’s official! Craft beer is gaining mass recognition for its vast range of flavors, and overall boom of accessibility; breweries and beer bars are sprouting across the U.S. at a record pace. But with this trend comes a great challenge: entrepreneurs need to find a way to stand out among the ever-increasing competition.

In Season: Watermelons!

July 9th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Regions, Salads, South, Southeast, West Coast|Tags: , , |

When farmers’ markets and grocery stores across the U.S. stock large quantities of watermelon, is there a juicier sign it’s summer?  With increasing regularity and creativity, watermelon dishes are popping up on drink and food menus at restaurants nationwide. The top four watermelon-growing states are Georgia, Florida, Texas, and California, according to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center. Other states grow watermelons, too, so you might find a local supplier wherever you live. Only when the fruit vegetable isn’t in season is it imported from other countries to ensure that watermelon remains available year-round.