Eat and Explore Illinois Cookbook


Experience the Prairie State like never before as you explore the distinct flavor of Illinois and discover the state’s exceptional communities, beloved celebrations, and remarkable destinations… all within the pages of this unique cookbook.



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Explore The Prairie State’s best-kept secrets with the Eat & Explore Illinois Cookbook

The eighth volume in the Eat & Explore State Cookbook Series, this cookbook and travel guide documents the very heart of the state. You’ll discover the flavors that make Illinois special, all while getting to know its people, communities, and unique celebrations.

Zip-Lining & Zippin’ Jalapeño Poppers

Begin your journey with a visit to American Obstacle, an adventure park situated in the beautiful woods of Kinmundy. You’ll experience exciting activities, like zip-lining, rock climbing, competing in outdoor tactical laser tag, kayaking, and team building. The team at American Obstacle is trained for fun and certified in safety. You’re in good hands whether you come alone or with a group. After you’ve worked up an appetite, American Obstacle has you covered with their Zippin’ Jalapeño Poppers recipe.

Slow Down with Shopping

Obstacle courses too fast-paced? The Batavia Farmer’s Market and the Indoor Market might be more your speed. This 22-year-old Batavian tradition features over twenty-five vendors. Enjoy fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, fresh-baked breads, and more. Walk the historic River Street, styled after a European woonerf, as live music fills the air. Need a break from all that shopping? Chow down like Batavians do with the Market’s Salsa with Balsamic Vinegar recipe. This sweet, hot, and tangy bit of “summer in a bowl” pairs perfectly with your favorite tortilla chips.

Hidden Gems of Illinois Farm Country

Find out just why Illinois is nicknamed the Prairie State when you drive through its farm country. Stop at Keller’s Farmstand in Naperville, a fifth-generation family farm operating since 1852. Take a wagon ride, go apple picking, and shop flowers, hanging baskets, and mixed planters. The farm also offers a wide variety of hard-to-find vegetables and fruits, like sweet corn, peaches, watermelons, and muskmelons. Try the Hidden Vegetable Pasta Sauce over the pasta of your choice for a summer-time dish that everyone will enjoy.

Windy City Pizzas

And what’s a trip to Illinois without a stop in the Windy City for a slice of its famous pizza? There’s no better tour guide of Chicago’s most beloved pizzerias than Chicago Pizza Tours. Board a bus for a rundown of the city’s renowned pizza scene. Experience a variety of drastically different pizzas as you dine off the beaten path in Chicago’s unique neighborhoods. Choosing your favorite slice will prove to be difficult, but it’s all about the journey. The company has also included its own recipe for Pizza Dough in the cookbook for you to try at home. The recipe provides the perfect classic, Chicago-style base, so you can build the pizza of your dreams at home.

Get This Easy Recipe Cookbook Today

The Eat & Explore Illinois 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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Weight1.29 lbs
Dimensions7 × 9 in

Anita Musgrove




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