It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy! That’s the saying, at least. But those lazy days of summer just don’t seem to last. It’s almost the Fourth of July, and all of us here at Culinary Crossroads hope that you’re getting out and enjoying the season before it slips away. Maybe you’ll hit one of the festivals we mentioned in our last newsletter, travel one of Indiana’s tasty food trails or even just shop your local farmers’ market for a taste of summer – there’s nothing like a homegrown tomato or just picked sweet corn, right?
For Culinary Crossroads, summertime means our busy spring season has wound down, we’re taking stock of what we’ve accomplished in the past year and looking back at some of our favorite events – and looking to the future to see how we can make this coming year even better. We have some big plans for our 2023-’24 season.
We’re looking ahead to the Indiana State Fair in August, and the launch of our new website in September. We’ll also be announcing our first Hardesty Scholarship recipients, and we’ll be letting you all know some key dates for upcoming Culinary Crossroads events around the state. We’re especially looking forward to adding to our calendar of collaborative chef dinners and spotlighting even more of our state’s culinary talent.
We also have so many talented food artisans here in Indiana who are creating some truly fabulous products. We’ll be telling the stories of these made-in-Indiana treasures too. We also hope you’ll check out some of the enticing destinations we’ve been featuring right here in our twice-monthly On the Road newsletter. Freelance writer Brian Garrido has been traveling the state, from Elkhart to New Albany, finding some terrific dining destinations. And we spotlight all sorts of foodie events around the state in our culinary calendar.
So, please, enjoy reading about the people, products and places that make Indiana the true Culinary Crossroads of America. We’ll see you at the farmers’ markets!