Indiana’s 10 Best Burgers
December 1, 2018 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Indiana’s 10 Best Burgers

Each year, readers of VisitIndiana.com vote for the “Best of Indiana”. This time, voters selected the state’s best burgers. It was a tough job, but here are their 10 best:
#1 – Brew Burger from Brew, …

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Osaka’s Cupnoodles Museum
November 17, 2018 – 8:36 am | Comments Off on Osaka’s Cupnoodles Museum
Osaka’s Cupnoodles Museum

It may have Japanese origins, but American college students have claimed ramen noodles as their own unique cultural marker (and cheap food of choice).
If you want to experience the Fully Monty of Ramen, however, you …

A Civil War Era Feast in a Presidential Site
November 4, 2018 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on A Civil War Era Feast in a Presidential Site
A Civil War Era Feast in a Presidential Site

Step back in time for a Civil War era dinner “with” General Benjamin Harrison and his officers as they share stories of service to the Union during a banquet in the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, …

Food Tank’s Fall 2018 Reading List
November 3, 2018 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Food Tank’s Fall 2018 Reading List
Food Tank’s Fall 2018 Reading List

Special to Road Trips for Foodies
By Contributing Author Katherine Walla for Food Tank
Food Tank is highlighting 19 books about food and agriculture to fall for this season. These books explore food policy, nutrition science, …

“Brewing Up Chicago” Opens Friday in the Field Museum
October 30, 2018 – 8:16 am | Comments Off on “Brewing Up Chicago” Opens Friday in the Field Museum
“Brewing Up Chicago” Opens Friday in the Field Museum

“Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City”, an exhibition hosted at the Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, opens Friday (November 2, 2018).
The exhibition takes a “deep dive” into Chicago’s history …

Origin of Tomato Juice?
October 28, 2018 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Origin of Tomato Juice?
Origin of Tomato Juice?

Louis Perrin, chef at the French Lick Springs Hotel in French Lick, Indiana, ran out of oranges one summer’s day in 1917.
Needing a juice to serve guests at breakfast, he substituted tomatoes that were peeled, …

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

Special to Road Trips for Foodies
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 …