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Welcome to the Indiana Foodways, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the celebration, promotion and preservation of the authentic food culture of Indiana. We are a membership organization of inquisitive eaters, good cooks, culinary historians, chefs, food journalists, restaurateurs, culinary tourists, artisans and manufacturers.

Our membership encompasses a field to table spectrum from agriculture to fine dining, with emphasis on all the specialty foods, farm markets, diners and hands-on restaurants in between that are so dear to the hearts of Midwesterners who love real food.

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Tales from the Trails Blog

  • 21 North Eatery + Cellar

    Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018

    In Morgan County, the downtown is receiving a massive overhaul. Have you been there lately? This downtown is under a transformation and 21 North Eatery is front and center. The new gastropub (a British term meaning a pub that features high quality food) is Martinsville's first of its kind.

    We have been hearing so many inspiring stories of restaurant owners that are making dreams a reality! This one is no different! Owner, Connie Musgrave, has had different careers in the past but has always come back to her passion of food. She is woman, hear her roar. Connie had a plan and turned her motto of "doing the if" into action. She took a chance on an old diplapidated building and with much elbow grease and determination, turned the place into a cozy downtown gastropub. Connie's motto is doing the "If". We love it!

    Alt Text Matt Harakal is the French trained chef that spearheads the menu in conjunction with Connie Musgrave. This multi-generational gathering spot is rich in history dating back to 1898. The exposed brick walls gives a histoical feel with arched walls and wooden tables which give a this place a cozy, warm, and inviting ambiance.

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    Do you know the term - Amuse-Bouche? Literally the meaning is "amuse the mouth". It is a small sampling of food served to whet your palate. How to say it: uh-muse boosh. This is the ultimate "Amuse-Bouche" in our opinion. Chef's Cured Meat & Assorted Cheese Tray features baby gherkins, fig preserves, local honeycomb, red onion jam & house made mustard. It's superb way to start out your experience or "whet the palate".

    Alt Text Grilled Herb Chicken Breast is one of their most popular sandwiches. A funky spin on the chicken sandwich. Topped with handcrafted fig aioli, fresh arugula, brie cheese, and fresh brioche bun. The additional toppings are what we love about this sandwich! Choose from oyster mushrooms, cheddar, provolone, goat cheese, fried egg, Cotswold Cheddar Cheese or their special handcrafted Red Onion Jam.

    Lightly Seasoned Pan Seared Filet Steak w/cabernet jus. Tender is an understatement and as a friend always states "it's all about the sauce". How true with this decadent cabernet mushroom au jus.

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    The desserts at 21 North are hand made daily and vary depending on the baking schedule. Some of the most popular desserts are the apple cinnamon cake with vanilla ice cream and the pumpkin cheesecake with caramel topping.

    21 North + Eatery is an impressive place not only on the belly but ambiance is such an important piece to any dining experience. It is the place to go for warm comfortable casual with expertly prepared food. Side Note: 21 North has been featured on "Out Here Having a Pint Podcast" part of The Hopped Network. Click here to listen to the podcast. They serve a variety of mixed drinks, local beer, and wine created and served by expert mixologists!

    21 North Eatery + Cellar is located at 21 North Jefferson St., Martinsville, Indiana 46151 (765) 315-0767. The are members of Indiana Foodways Alliance and featured on A Cut Above, Sweet Temptations, and the Soup, Salad & Sandwich Trails.

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  • Valentine's Day

    Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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    Is your sweetie a marshallow lover? Buy them the sweetest gift of handcrafted marshmallows from 240Sweet.

    https://www.240sweet.com/products/valentines-day-special

    Flavor: Dark Chocolate Rose Description: A tantalizing blend of delicious dark chocolate and refreshing rose water. Link: https://www.240sweet.com/products/dark-chocolate-rose

    Promotion: 20% off. Discount Code: LOVEIFA Expires 02.14.2018

    Alt Text Martinsville Candy Kitchen - Buy your loves heart shaped candy canes, flavored in peppermint or cinnamon, it is an Indiana tradition! They also feature Valentine's Day sugar cookies and chocolate dipped strawberries (milk, dark or white chocolate). Martinsville Candy Kitchen is one of the oldest business in Morgan County.

    Good's Candy Shop It's Valentine's Month!

    Shelves are stocked with a large assortment of our Valentines creations. This heart box does it all. Provides a beautiful reusable heart box, is filled with the world's best chocolates and comes with jewelry! A pretty little necklace is attached! Good's also offers a pure lovers' red, heart box in a 1lb., 1 1/2lb, and 5lb full of Chocolates. The Pink Cheetah is a Good's Candy most popular heart box selections. Order chocolate covered strawberries on the go February 13th and 14th, we recommend ordering ahead to get what you like, when you like.

    Edible Candy Heart Boxes are the rage at Confection Delights in Danville. From edible heart boxes to chocolate covered strawberries they are the one stop shop for Valentine's Day.

    At Pea-fections in Vincennes - Cheesecakes, Tortes, and Cookies are the sweetest temptations at the stop! Order between now and Valentine's Day for your a special gift.

    Hand-painted Chocolates from Ghyslain Chocolatier in Winchester are exquisite gifts. They offer truffles and variety of handmade gourmet chocolates packaged in various gift boxes. The leather window gift box is a little something for now and storage for later.

    McCord Candies in Lafayette has hand-crafted candies, chocolates, and candy fruit slices are the way to your sweetie's heart. Satisfy your truffle craving with tiramisu, caramel, Irish crème and other scrumptious flavors. Take your love to the store to share a phosphate, soda, or shake!

    Sharlette's Fudgery and Candies - Fudge can be the route to your loved ones heart. More than just a candy store in Portland! They offer specialty gifts, food, bulk candies and specialize in more than 40 fudge flavors. It is the perfect place to pick up last minute gifts for Valentine's Day or any occasion.

    Shake it up this Valentine's Day, and treat your sweetie to a decadent evening pairing our Wildcat Creek Wines with Wolf's Fine Chocolates.

    Purchase your ticket at the winery (or over the phone) for only $15/person (+tax). Tickets must be purchased in advance.

    The ticket includes: **Entry to this private event (limited to 15 couples!) **A tasting of 6 wines paired with 6 chocolates **An exclusively designed box of Wolf's Fine Chocolates (1 box per couple) **20% discount on items in gift shop (excludes wine and consignment items)

    Guests are welcome to purchase glasses of wine to enjoy with light snacks while browsing our gift shop after their tasting, or to buy bottles to take home. We've revamped the event to better accommodate our guests and to better *serve* you, so join us for a unique Valentine's Day date!

    Celebrate wine, chocolate, fun, and above all, love! "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." - Charles M. Schulz

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  • Authentic Italian in the Heart of Pendleton

    Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018

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    Downtown in the heart of Pendleton is an authentic Mozarella bar. You say what? Yes, you heard that correct! Catello's Mozzarella Bar is an authentic Italian Restaurant. The Owner and Chef Catello Avagnale is Italian born and opened his restaurant as part of a master plan. His dream is to one day own a dairy farm in Madison County. In addition to the dairy farm (for cheese making), he wants to expand his restaurant into a deli serving fresh cheeses and meats for purchase. The restaurant will be housed next door so guests can eat in the restaurant then get items to go. His master plan and dream is impressive!

    In the meantime, he is cooking up authentic Italian cuisine transports you to a town in Italy not Indiana. The restaurant may be located in a small Indiana town but packs a big punch in presentation and layers of flavors.

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    To start out your Italian extravaganza many options are available but if sharing choose the Aged Cheese and Meats for Two. It is a beautiful presentation that looks too good to eat.

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    Catello makes his owns mozzarella daily. Sometimes when ordering it can be just an hour old. Wow now that's fresh! He also makes the burrata, cream salmon, Gorgonzola Dolce, and Stuffed Mozzarella. (Shown here) The breads are made by a Midwestern baker in Cincinnati known as Three Bakers Bread.

    Are you a team cream sauce or red sauce? Have no fear, Catello's has both with tantalizing versions of traditional favorites.

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    For your main course, try the handcrafted Ravioli. It is made by a Indy pasta maker, Andrea Bettini. The Ravioli Al Pomodoro pictured is stuffed with homemade ricotta and spinach with a tomato cream sauce.

    Alt Text Ravioli stuffed with Procini Mushrooms and presented in a Walnut Cream Sauce. Rich and made to perfection.

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    Don't forget Italian dessert. It is must while eating at Catello's. Order from a variety of daily specialty desserts. Tiramisu, Cannoli, and other specialty desserts are offered daily depending on Catello's daily baking schedule.

    Catello's is featured on Indiana Foodways Alliance's Italian and Sweet Temptation Trails. Located at 103 East State Street, Pendleton, IN, 46064 (317) 498-5906 Hours of Operation - Lunch Tuesday - Saturday 11:30 am - 2 pm , Dinner Monday - Saturday 5pm - 9pm Sunday - Only open for reservations. 12 or more in party

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  • More Tails for the Trails:

    11/15/17 - IFA and Edible Indy
    9/11/17 - Mecca of Food
    9/8/17 - Celebrate The Sandwich All Year Long
    8/10/17 - A True Farm To Table Store - Turkey Run Gas & Grille
    7/27/17 - Gobbler's Knob Country Store

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