HerrinFesta Italiana kicked off this week in Herrin. The event has been a Memorial Day Weekend tradition in Southern Illinois since its beginning in 1991 and celebrates Herrin's Italian heritage. There are two entrances to the Festa: The Piaza and The Midway. An admission fee is required for many of the concerts in the Piaza, … Continue reading It’s Festa Time!
Contestant Robyn opened her cooler on this Sunday night's episode of "Worst Cooks in America" and found the following three ingredients: corn, ranch dressing, and giardiniera. These foods had been chosen to represent Illinois. (Technically, the dart she threw at the map to choose her state landed in Southern Illinois --more specifically, Southwestern Illinois... ) … Continue reading Corn, Ranch Dressing, and Giardiniera
On this Martin Luther King Day, I am reminded how one of the things I love so much about Southern Illinois is its diversity. We don't all have to look alike, sound alike, or even prefer the same foods to be a community. We may share a common region, but not all being carbon copies … Continue reading Stronger Together