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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July: National Grilling & Hot Dog & Ice Cream Month
July 11, 2017 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on July: National Grilling & Hot Dog & Ice Cream Month
July: National Grilling & Hot Dog & Ice Cream Month

A number of special foodie observances are held in July — three of them seem just right for summer.
July is not only National Grilling Month but also National Hot Dog Month and, since 1984, National …

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

The 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 …

“Larder of London” Holds Food & Drink Festival
March 13, 2017 – 8:50 am | Comments Off on “Larder of London” Holds Food & Drink Festival
“Larder of London” Holds Food & Drink Festival

A Festival of Food & Drink takes place March 25, 2017, through April 2, 2017, in The Chilterns in South East England.
Once known as the ‘larder of London’, the region offers historic market towns, rural …

Chile: The Land of Manjar
February 28, 2017 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on Chile: The Land of Manjar
Chile: The Land of Manjar

By Emily Stuebing
Road Trips for Foodies Special Writer
“What’s manjar?” I asked my new fellow study abroad students shortly after arriving in Chile. On the first day of orientation, a girl in my tour group …

Suppers in Honor of Robbie Burns
January 23, 2017 – 8:04 am | Comments Off on Suppers in Honor of Robbie Burns
Suppers in Honor of Robbie Burns

Chef-Owner Daniel Orr (Chef D) of FARMbloomington, 108 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana, celebrates the life and work of Scottish poet Robert Burns at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (January 26, 2017) with a Burns Supper (reservations …

Mardi Gras in New Orleans
January 21, 2017 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Special to Road Trips for Foodies
From Zatarains.com
In New Orleans, Mardi Gras isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon … of eating. Parade-route fried chicken, steaming pots of jambalaya and muffalettas thick with meat, cheese …

Epiphany? King Cake!
January 6, 2017 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Epiphany? King Cake!
Epiphany? King Cake!

By Susan McKee
The Road Trips Foodie
OK, foodies: it’s quiz time. Why is the traditional dessert served on January 6 called a king cake?
Those of you who learned about Christian holidays probably mustered up the …

Life & Death Inside the Kitchen
December 14, 2016 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Life & Death Inside the Kitchen
Life & Death Inside the Kitchen

Did you know that cooks used to butcher small animals, mix up medicines and learn to read and write in the kitchen?
That’s what Wendy Wall, professor of English and director of the Kaplan Institute …

Open Hearth Cooking at James Madison’s House
December 9, 2016 – 8:13 am | Comments Off on Open Hearth Cooking at James Madison’s House
Open Hearth Cooking at James Madison’s House

Open hearth cooks Pat Willis and Maria Greco will lead cooking demonstrations at Highland, (the home of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States) 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Participants will learn how …

Learn About Food as Medicine
October 19, 2016 – 8:20 am | Comments Off on Learn About Food as Medicine
Learn About Food as Medicine

Curious about the topic of food as medicine, Road TripsFoodies? If you’re in the Chicago area tomorrow, consider stopping by Resurrection University, 1431 North Claremont, Chicago, Illinois for the next session of their “Thinking Out …