thin red dividing lineLogo: Michigan Foodways -- Exploring History through Memories of Foodthin green dividing lineWe are all connected by food. It impacts our lives, our livelihoods, and in many ways shapes our culture. as we explore Michigan food memories, we find the experiences created around the celebration of food often linger long after the aromas and flavors have faded. You will find these memories by clicking on the food icons on the maps. Then, follow the links to learn about Michigan rich and engaging food history.thin red dividing lineClickable map of Michigan with icons pertaining to a different memory. A photo of Ignite Donuts is next to the map.

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Great Aunt Nedzija’s Burek Smoked Whitefish Authentic Yooper Pasties
Pig Roasts with friends The Best Peanut Brittle Vernors – The Cure-All
The Embers Malinda Russel’s Cookbook al Fresco Partridge Pasties
The “Fitz”
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19th Century Maple Products The Day Everyone is Polish Apple Cider is not Apple Juice
Arabic Immigration and Food Asparagus Arctic Grayling Extinction
Bell’s Brewery Better Made Blue Moon Ice Cream
Cherries Cider and Doughnuts Coney Dogs
Coney Wars Detroit Detroit Eastern Market
Domino’s Pizza Domino’s: Benefits of Expanison Ember’s Restaurant
Faygo Faygo’s Secret Formulas Finnish Immigration in the UP
Fish Fries Gerber Baby Food Germans in Michigan
Grand Rapids Brewing Grand Traverse Pie Co. Paczkis in Michigan
Hungry Howie’s Pizza Immigration Gastronomy Immigration in Michigan
Jet’s Pizza Jiffy Mixes Kellogg’s
Koegel Meats Kowalski Sausage Company La Choy
Libations in Michigan Little Caesars Little Caesars’ Advertising
Making Apple Cider Making Maple Syrup Maple Celebrations
Maple Syrup and Sugar McClure’s Pickles Meat Processing in Detroit
Michigan Agriculture Michigan Fisheries Michigan Food Products
Michigan Fruit Michigan Fudge and Candy Michigan Hard Cider
Michigan Livestock and Dairy Michigan State University Michigan Sugar
Michigan Wine Michigan’s Oldest Cider Mill Mint
National Cherry Festival Native American Fisheries Native American Food Moons
Native American Wild Rice Pasties PBB
Pierogi Polish Immigration Pork Production
Post Potatoes Sap to Syrup or Sugar
Seventh Day Health Movement Sport Hunting in Michigan Stroh Brewery
Superman Ice Cream This is Not Health Food Trout
Vernors Vlasic Pickles What is a Paczki
Whitefish Zingerman’s

thin green dividing lineWhat does food and drink mean to you? Click on the Come and Get It link below to tell us about your fond food memories!

Stein Pasties Mackinac Island Sweets Sporting Lunch Pig Roast Embers Pork Chop White Fish Malinda's Cookbook Burek Vernors Come and Get It: Share your memory