US Melting Pot Influences Best Foods to Eat in Each State
From fried green tomatoes in Alabama to cheese curds in Wisconsin, the US melting pot influences a list of the best foods to eat in each U.S. state. Drawing on recommendations from locals, Business Insider came up with the list, which also includes foods that can’t be found elsewhere in the country. Here’s a sampling. CaliforniaThe top […]
Maple Syrup Hobbyists Tap Tradition for Sweet Rewards
One spring when I was 10 or 11 years old, my family spent a day trudging through the mud and melting snow in the woods behind our Wisconsin home, drilling holes into the trunks of maple trees with a brace and bit. Into each hole, we inserted a small aluminum tube called a spile, tapped […]
Are US Hunters an Endangered Species?
The Saturday morning before Thanksgiving, I sat in a small, plastic capsule atop wooden stilts at the edge of a forest on my parents’ property in central Wisconsin. As I peered out the glassless windows that surrounded me there was hardly a sound, except for the soft hiss of a small propane heater between my […]
Truth About Twine Balls Hard to Unravel
Some Americans have a lot of pride and competitiveness wrapped up in balls of string. Hence, there are several large balls of twine in the United States that each lay claim to the title “World’s Largest.” That might seem like an easy debate to settle: just measure each ball and declare a winner, right? But […]