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

  • Two Delicious Stops in Lafayette/West Lafayette

    Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    Read what O The Places We Go's, Cheryl Eugenio, has to say about Lafayette/West Lafayette's stops on IFA's Sodalicious Trail.

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  • The 33rd Annual “A Taste of Muncie”

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union are excited to announce the 33rd Annual A Taste of Muncie on Sunday, March 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. A VIP event will precede the main event at 1 p.m. A Taste of Muncie is presented by Indiana Michigan Power, 104.1 WLBC, 104.9 WERK FM, 93.5 MAX Radio, 96.7 BLAKE FM, and FOX Sports Radio 102.9 FM/1340 AM, with support from Praxis Consulting, Vera Mae’s Bistro, The Guardian Brewing Co., and New Corner Brewing Company.

    This annual fundraiser features cuisine from several of the finest restaurants and food vendors in the area. Attendees are invited to sample items and vote on “The Best of Taste” in various categories. All proceeds from the event benefit Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ arts programs and events.

    Avoid the crowds and long lines by purchasing a VIP ticket for just $40. This year’s VIP pre-event will pair beer from Guardian and New Corner breweries with food samplings from Vera Mae’s Bistro. VIP ticket holders will gain early entrance to A Taste of Muncie with the reception beginning at 1 p.m. followed by early access to all food vendors, private entertainment, and reserved seating private from general admission ticket holders.

    General admission tickets are limited, purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 the day of the event while supplies last.

    Food vendors may participate in the event free of charge. Not only is participating in the event great advertising, it is a wonderful way to give back to the community while earning bragging rights. Area restaurants and vendors interested in participating in A Taste of Muncie can sign up online or contact Jeff Robinson, Associate Executive Director, at 765-281-9503, ext. 27.

    The 33rd Annual “A Taste of Muncie”

    March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St. Downtown

    Muncie, IN 47305

    More information about A Taste of Muncie is available online at

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  • Valentine's Day

    Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2019

    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.

    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!

    French Lick Resort

    French Lick/West Baden French Lick West Baden has the ideal getaway for lovers this Valentine's Day, indulge your senses here! Pampering your significant other is a given for this special day, why not pamper them at one of the most magnificent places in the country. Read More

    The French Lick Chocolate Festival is happening February 9th. For more details click here.

    Sharlette's Fudgery and Candies - Fudge can be the route to your loved one's 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.

    The perfect Valentine's Day date! Share a decadent evening with your loved one by enjoying Wildcat Creek Wines paired with Wolf's Fine Chocolates.

    **NEW FOR 2019: GROUP SEATING! Request a group seating with your friends! Tables hold 4, but if you have a larger group, we can try to seat you at nearby tables**

    Purchase your ticket at the winery (or over the phone - 765.838.3498) for $20/person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. This event SELLS OUT, so don't delay! Tickets are available for purchase on/after January 15.

    The ticket includes: **Entry to this private event (limited to 28 guests!) **A flight of Wildcat Creek wines paired with hand-crafted chocolates selected by our winemaker **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) **A chance to enter an event raffle

    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.

    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

    This is a 21+ event. Valid ID is required upon event entry.

    South Bend Chocolates

    Find the chocolate that your Valentine adores from The South Bend Chocolate Company. So many endless choices shop online or in stores.

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  • More Tails for the Trails:

    10/23/18 - The Fiddlers Three
    9/20/18 - Indiana Fall Fun
    8/18/18 - French Lick's Irresistible Desserts
    7/13/18 - First Rate Dining in Downtown Lafayette at East End Grill
    7/3/18 - Midwestern Favorites Served at Koffee Kup Diner

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