Stories tagged: "Michigan Moments"


The "deliciously different" bottling plant at 4501 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Source: HistoricDetroit.org
The History of Vernors — and the Boston Cooler

If you’re like many Michiganders, when you get sick, you reach for the Vernors as a home remedy for just about every ailment. Perhaps, then, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that America’s oldest surviving ginger ale was the creation of Michigan’s first licensed pharmacist.

20 Independently Owned Michigan Craft Stores to Explore This Summer

Michigan is the land of fur traders, lumberjacks, and miners. We’ve always been known for creating with skilled hands. So it’s not surprising that arts and crafts — and the stores that provide them — play an important role in our state’s culture.

The "deliciously different" bottling plant at 4501 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Source: HistoricDetroit.org
The History of Vernors — and the Boston Cooler

If you’re like many Michiganders, when you get sick, you reach for the Vernors as a home remedy for just about every ailment. Perhaps, then, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that America’s oldest surviving ginger ale was the creation of Michigan’s first licensed pharmacist.

Source: Pinconning Cheese Co.
The History of Pinconning Cheese

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

Source: Stage Deli, West Bloomfield Township
The History Behind Michigan’s Famous Double-Baked Rye Bread

Midwestern cooking combines culinary traditions from our families’ immigrant backgrounds, locally grown and produced ingredients, and the foods of Indigenous tribes. And in Michigan especially, our home cookin’ includes provisions that were concocted, bottled, and packaged by mitten-state entrepreneurs. Read on to discover how Michigan history creates Michigan culture. Editor’s Note: This is the third...

Photo Credit: Faygo
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?

Source: Stage Deli, West Bloomfield Township
The History Behind Michigan’s Famous Double-Baked Rye Bread

Midwestern cooking combines culinary traditions from our families’ immigrant backgrounds, locally grown and produced ingredients, and the foods of Indigenous tribes. And in Michigan especially, our home cookin’ includes provisions that were concocted, bottled, and packaged by mitten-state entrepreneurs. Read on to discover how Michigan history creates Michigan culture. Editor’s Note: This is the third...