Minnesota: A Must-Visit State for Foodies
October 1, 2018 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on Minnesota: A Must-Visit State for Foodies

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By Explore Minnesota
In Minnesota, renowned chefs are continuously serving up an eclectic array of fare, ranging from traditional comfort cuisine with a twist to pizza straight from the local …

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Fresh California Figs Still Available
October 13, 2018 – 8:16 am | Comments Off on Fresh California Figs Still Available
Fresh California Figs Still Available

Did you know there are two California fresh fig crops, Road Trips Foodies?
The first crop (typically May-June) is called the “breva” crop and the second crop (July-November) is considered the “main” crop.
This year’s main crop …

Physalis Fans: Heads Up
October 6, 2018 – 8:13 am | Comments Off on Physalis Fans: Heads Up
Physalis Fans: Heads Up

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From Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Most people have never tasted a groundcherry; the small, sweet relative of the tomato that plant biologist Zachary Lippman describes as “tropically intoxicating.” That’s because …

Johnny Appleseed Festival
August 19, 2018 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Johnny Appleseed Festival
Johnny Appleseed Festival

The Johnny Appleseed Festival, set for September 15 and 16, 2018, in Archer Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana, is more than just a celebration of apples (although it is that). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 …

August is SPAM Restaurant Month
August 2, 2018 – 7:46 pm | Comments Off on August is SPAM Restaurant Month
August is SPAM Restaurant Month

Believe it or not, Road Trips Foodies: some people actually search out places to enjoy Spam — that brand of canned cooked meat made by Hormel Foods Corporation first sold in 1937.
Since August is SPAM …

“The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen”
March 10, 2018 – 8:10 am | Comments Off on “The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen”
“The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen”

They don’t make ’em like they used to. That’s the message on almost every page of Jacques Pépin’s memoir, “The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen” (Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, 2003).
Today’s top chefs didn’t get …

“God in a Cup: the obsessive quest for the perfect coffee”
March 3, 2018 – 8:03 am | Comments Off on “God in a Cup: the obsessive quest for the perfect coffee”
“God in a Cup: the obsessive quest for the perfect coffee”

Michaele Weissman’s tome on specialty coffee itself seems a bit obsessive to this Road Trips Foodie.
Published in 2008 (Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons), the densely reported book is an in-depth look at the …

“Spice: the history of a temptation”
February 24, 2018 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on “Spice: the history of a temptation”
“Spice: the history of a temptation”

In the 21st Century, herbs and spices are taken for granted. This well-researched tome reminds us that it wasn’t always like this.
Herbs, yes: they grew in one’s European backyard (so they were insignificant). Spices, on …

Food Trends for 2018
February 13, 2018 – 8:23 am | Comments Off on Food Trends for 2018
Food Trends for 2018

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From Sodexo
What will be on plates over the next 12 months? Kevin Cecilio, Sodexo’s senior director, culinary innovations, believes these five trends will be on the table over the …

American Heritage Chocolate Making
January 9, 2018 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on American Heritage Chocolate Making
American Heritage Chocolate Making

The Midwest is a strange place to learn about chocolate, but at Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, Indiana, Road Trips Foodies can immerse themselves in American Heritage Chocolate Making.
There are two sessions: 6:30 to …

Hearthside Suppers at Conner Prairie
December 1, 2017 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Hearthside Suppers at Conner Prairie
Hearthside Suppers at Conner Prairie

Road Trips Foodies pitch in to prepare their Hearthside Supper at Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, Indiana. Then, of course, there’s time to savor the meal.
The suppers are offered at 6 p.m. January 11 …