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Explore The Natural State’s best-kept secrets with the Eat & Explore Arkansas Cookbook
The first volume in the Eat & Explore State Cookbook Series, this cookbook and travel guide documents the very heart of The Natural State. You’ll discover the flavors that make Arkansas special, all while getting to know its people, communities, and unique celebrations.
Pioneers & Pinwheels
Begin your journey with a visit to the Parker Pioneer Homestead during the Parker Homestead Festival. When you enter this recreated 19th-century town, you’ll experience a blast from the past as you tour buildings and examine artifacts from times past. There are many things to do at this living museum. For example, celebrate the Parker Homestead Festival every October. Celebrating the end of the sorghum harvest, visitors come from all over the state. Enjoy history, fun, and also food. Try the festival’s Sausage Pinwheels recipe.
Beetles & Blueberry Muffins
Next, you’ll want to stop in at the VW Festival, Swap Meet & Tourcade. Since 1993, this Eureka Springs tradition has celebrated Volkswagen automobiles. Visitors enjoy a barbecue cookout, a car show, and alsow a swap meet. Finally, residents and visitors alike gather for the VW parade. Try the festival’s recipe for Blueberry Muffins to bring a taste of the festival to your kitchen.
Caverns & Cake
You also want to stop in at Bull Shoals Caverns as you continue your trip. Bull Shoals houses one of the world’s oldest caverns in the Ozark Mountain range. Approximately 350 million years old, the caverns continue to grow today. Spelunkers will enjoy sights like the underground river and beautiful cave formations. You’ll also see cave locals, like camel crickets, bats, salamanders, and frogs. Scared of the dark? Try Bull Shoals Cavern’s recipe for Breakfast Cake from the comfort of your home.
Derbies & Dessert
Finally, you’ll want to finish out your Arkansas trip with a stop in Harrisburg. Here, you’ll discover the Festival on the Ridge. Get ready for a full day of fun, beginning with the festival’s annual 5K run. Enjoy a country breakfast, a horse shoe–tossing tournament, and an old-fashioned soap box derby. Spectators can also sit in on a BMX stunt show to take in daring feats of skill. The crawfish-eating contest is a must-see. Can’t make it out? Don’t worry because the Festival on the Ridge has you covered. Try their very own All-American Strawberry Pie recipe at home to bring the flavors of the ridge to your kitchen.
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The Eat & Explore Arkansas Cookbook is available for purchase through Great American Publishers, a publishing company specializing in best-selling cookbooks featuring easy, tried-and-true recipes sure to please the entire family. If you’re craving Southern food, or you just love Southern cooking, Great American Publishers is your one-stop shop. Browse a selection of Southern cookbooks packed with Southern recipes for Southern dishes and Southern dinner ideas great for any night of the week. Order your copy today.
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