Crawfish Season in South Louisiana
February 5, 2017 – 3:37 pm | Comments Off on Crawfish Season in South Louisiana

Crawfish, also known as crayfish, crawdads or mudbugs to some visitors, are freshwater crustaceans found in the swamps and marshes of south Louisiana.
Crawfish have become as much a staple of Cajun and Creole culinary …

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Alaska Summer Salmon Harvest Season is Underway
May 26, 2017 – 8:37 am | Comments Off on Alaska Summer Salmon Harvest Season is Underway

Alaska SalmonThe wild Alaska summer salmon harvest season begins Thursday, May 18, signaling the natural return of the fish through an annual migration cycle. This year’s harvest is forecasted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at more than 204 million salmon.

“Every year, hundreds of million Alaska salmon complete their homeward journey from the icy ocean waters of the North Pacific to Alaska’s vast grid of rich rivers and streams,” said Jeremy Woodrow, communications director, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI). “Alaska fishermen follow the best sustainability practices in the world, responsibly harvesting the fish for the world to enjoy and ensuring that Alaska salmon will always remain wild and sustainable. Later this summer, we will also celebrate the official Alaska Wild Salmon Day on August 10.”

Wild Alaska sockeye, king, pink, keta and coho salmon supply nearly 95 percent of the wild salmon harvested in the U.S.

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is a partnership of the State of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry promoting the benefits of wild and sustainable Alaska seafood and offering seafood industry education. The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private sector employer with nearly 60 percent of all seafood and 90-95 percent of wild salmon harvested in the U.S. coming from Alaska.

(Photo courtesy of Wild Alaska Seafood)

Strawberry Festival in Starlight, Indiana
May 24, 2017 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Strawberry Festival in Starlight, Indiana
Strawberry Festival in Starlight, Indiana

A build-your-own strawberry shortcake bar is a highlight of the annual Strawberry Festival set for May 27, 2017, in Starlight, Indiana.
There’s also a chicken dinner, live music, games, craft booths and even a soap box …

Hops in the Tennessee Hills
May 22, 2017 – 8:55 am | Comments Off on Hops in the Tennessee Hills
Hops in the Tennessee Hills

Find out what’s brewing in Maryville, Tennessee, at the third annual Hops in the Hills. It’s set for June 23 and 24, 2017, in this Blount County town — one of the gateways to …

First Nutella Cafe to Open in Chicago
May 18, 2017 – 8:08 am | Comments Off on First Nutella Cafe to Open in Chicago
First Nutella Cafe to Open in Chicago

Get ready, Chicago! Ferrero, the makers of Nutella® (The Original Hazelnut Spread®) will open their first owned and operated restaurant, the Nutella Café, at 151 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
The permanent café is the first …

Nantucket Wine & Food Festival
May 15, 2017 – 8:08 am | Comments Off on Nantucket Wine & Food Festival
Nantucket Wine & Food Festival

The Nantucket Wine & Food Festival takes place May 17 through 21, 2017, on the island off Massachusett’s southern coast.
Beginning with a welcome reception, the 21st annual event also includes three Grand Tastings and a …

May is National Salad Month
May 14, 2017 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on May is National Salad Month
May is National Salad Month

May is National Salad Month.
According to the Center for New Media and Promotion of the United States Census Bureau, each year Americans eat an average of around 13½ pounds of lettuce, 17 pounds of …

Milwaukee = Beer
May 13, 2017 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on Milwaukee = Beer
Milwaukee = Beer

Nobody does beer quite like Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This season, look for not one but two tours as part of the Milwaukee County Parks Traveling Beer Garden™. The Traveling Beer Garden will be visiting 13 parks …

Texas Crab Festival
May 12, 2017 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Texas Crab Festival
Texas Crab Festival

The 32nd annual Texas Crab Festival starts today (May 12, 2017) in Gregory Park, 2292 Highway 87, Crystal Beach, Texas, and runs through Sunday (May 14, 2017).
It’s a full weekend of Gulf Coast style, music, …

Louisiana’s Frog Festival
May 11, 2017 – 8:46 am | Comments Off on Louisiana’s Frog Festival
Louisiana’s Frog Festival

Long before the Muppet movie with all those leg-less frogs getting around on crutches, frogs’ legs were a staple on restaurant menus. In some places, they still are.
One of those places is Louisiana, where the …

Festival Mondial de la Bière in Montréal
May 10, 2017 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Festival Mondial de la Bière in Montréal
Festival Mondial de la Bière in Montréal

The 24th edition of the Festival Mondial de la Bière (Montréal Beer Fest) takes place June 14 through 18, 2017, in the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Center), 1001 Jean-Paul-Riopelle Place, Montréal, Québec, …

National Morel Mushroom Festival
May 7, 2017 – 8:28 am | Comments Off on National Morel Mushroom Festival
National Morel Mushroom Festival

The National Morel Mushroom Festival takes place May 18 through 21, 2017. For the 57th year, it’ll be held in Boyne City, Michigan (where, it is rumored, the best morels are found in nearby woods …