Real Food, Real Indiana

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

  • So Good Candies is Oh So Good!

    Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Alt Text So Good Candies located in Peru, Indiana is relatively new shop with old favorites including Arnold's Candies famous fudge recipe.

    Alt Text A locally owned business brought back a hometown and community favorite, Arnold's Fudge Recipe dating back to 1914. Cole Porter, the famous Indiana songwriter, had an affinity for Arnold's Famous Fudge. Porter would have the fudge shipped to him all over the world. So many favorites available including caramels, creams, toffees and turtles.

    Alt Text These scrumptious little bars are called "Gold Bricks". Harrison Ford used to have the "Gold Bricks" shipped to his movie sets for his guilty pleasure. The bricks consist of chocolate over Spanish peanuts with a gooey buttery center has a following of its own. Try them....you'll be ordering them online for every occasion!

    Alt Text Self serve Malt balls, sour candies, cinnamon balls and other fine candies available for purchase priced by the pound.

    Alt Text It is sucker galore...They have old fashioned candy reminiscent of the 1970's and 1980's many fell in love with in their youth, such as Astropops, Sweet Tart suckers, and more...

    So Good Candies is located at 25 W 3rd St, Peru, IN 46970 (765)327-8080 Care to make a special order? Call them today!

    Check out the video below as they introduce their new chocolate turtles available for purchase. https://www.facebook.com/1873800179508236/videos/1908640432690877/

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  • Celebrate the BBQ and Wine this Month of May

    Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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    Check out our recent Top Picks at EdibleIndy to celebrate BBQ and Wine Month!

    http://edibleindy.ediblecommunities.com/eat/may-wine-and-bbq-picks

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  • Made From Scratch

    Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Everett's Place

    117 W. Franklin Winchester, IN 47394

    (765) 584-3636

    Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    It's lunch time and looking for a place to stop for lunch? If you're traveling in Eastern Indiana along State Road 32 or US 27, look no further than Everett's Place located on Franklin Street directly across from the Randolph County Courthouse. Nan Harris, General Manager and Trudy Ludwick along with her culinary team, have made this a favorite lunch spot.

    Everything about their made from scratch menu is taste bud worthy! A friend told me to check out their daily specials, especially if "cheesy potatoes" is on the board. The menu had some great choices, The House Cuban, Reuben Sandwich and Trudy's Chicken Salad are local favorites, but I elected to have the daily special, Beef Brisket Sandwich. It usually comes with chips, but I chose another special that day, the "cheesy potatoes". The beef brisket was so tender and the cheesy potatoes were just so "cheesy" good. You will also find dessert specials, like the Strawberry Cream Pie or Chocolate Mayo Cake.

    Everett's Place is a must stop, so come with a hungry appetite! Everett's Place in Winchester is highlighter on Indiana Foodways Alliance's Hoosier Pie, Tenderloin, and Soup, Salad & Sandwich Trails.

    Blog and Photo Credit: Maureen Lambert

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  • More Tails for the Trails:

    11/16/16 - Fireside Cafe
    11/7/16 - A Step Back in Time
    10/11/16 - The Little Red House with Big Italian Taste
    10/6/16 - Fresh Local Produce at Wea Creek Orchard
    10/3/16 - IFA Apple Fall Fun

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