Food & Drink


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The History of Pinconning Cheese

Hold your charcuterie boards. Did you know Michigan has a cheese capital?

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The History of Faygo Is More Cakey Than We Knew

In the first installment of our Michigan Moments: Food series, we're hunting down the history of Faygo Pop. Did you know it started with cake?

‘Gander Recipe: Pantry Chili

For a quick dinner, use pantry staples and any ground meat you’ve been saving in your freezer to make this hearty chili. Try serving with roasted squash, which can be easily halved and roasted for 25 minutes in a 400 degree oven while the chili cooks. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, and chili flakes. Serves...

‘Gander Recipe: Kale Salad with Goat Cheese and a Lemon Olive Oil Dressing

This salty-sweet salad pairs beautifully with a cool glass of Prosecco. Make it an easy meal by adding new potatoes, soft-boiled egg, or a rotisserie chicken and crusty bread. Serves 4-6. Ingredients Salad 1 large bunch of curly kale  ½ head escarole 1 c. crumbled goat cheese  1 seedless cucumber, peeled into ribbons 1 c....

Sugar Water or Syrup: Michigan Farmers Want You to Know About ‘Liquid Gold’ in Our Trees

Michigan is one of the best states in the country for maple syrup. So why don’t more people know about this hidden gem?

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16 Michigan Speakeasies Inspired by the Roaring Twenties

Knock, knock. What’s the password? Get the inside scoop on Michigan’s best speakeasy-inspired hangouts and haunts.

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16 Michigan Fruit Festivals to Check Out in 2022

The national cherry and blueberry fests may be the top contenders, but there’s more to see. Here’s a calendar of Michigan’s best fruit-related festivals for 2022.