November 15, 2021

Taste the Local Difference Releases 2021 Michigan Local Gift Guide

Explore unique Michigan made gift ideas in Taste the Local Difference’s Michigan Local Gift Guide!

November 11, 2021

5 Tips to Reduce Waste this Thanksgiving

Cooking for a crowd this Thanksgiving? Check out our top 5 tips for reducing kitchen waste this holiday season and year-round.

November 2, 2021

Crop Spot: Chicories

Our rundown of bitter greens, or chicories, includes a recipe for Roasted Radicchio with Maple Cranberry Reduction.

October 29, 2021

“Rice, Wild” : An Excerpt from Abra Beren’s New Cookbook, “Grist”

Dive into grains with this Q&A with a wild rice forager from Northern Minnesota! Plus, give these recipes a try from Chef Abra Berens’ new cookbook, “Grist.”

October 19, 2021

Woodland Harvest: Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms Over Colcannon Potatoes

Check out this delicious fall recipe for balsamic roasted mushrooms over creamy colcannon from the culinary team at the River Saint Joe in Buchanan.

October 6, 2021

Crop Spot: Brussels Sprouts

Find out more about local Brussels Sprouts, from garden to pantry, and find a recipe for Brussels Sprout Pesto!

August 8, 2021

Crop Spot: Hot Peppers

Hot peppers, or chilis, are a ubiquitous part of cuisines worldwide, but actually are native to the Americas. In fact, the word ‘chili’ comes from the Aztec language,…

August 4, 2021

Celebrating the 2021 Detroit Food Fighters

For the past 21 years, the Detroit Free Press dutifully announced their highly anticipated list of Best New Restaurants and Restaurant of the Year. However, this year, the…

July 1, 2021

Crop Spot: Cherries

Michigan is known for its cherry production, especially of tart Montmorency cherries. In fact, Michigan produces so many cherries–and other fruits!–that the western part of the state, especially…

June 10, 2021

Unique Cuts: What to Do with the Big Cuts

What goes into the price of cuts of local meat? In addition to the cost of raising and caring for the animals, the expense of processing the meat…