The series focuses on local food — the treats/traditions/quirks that are specific to a given area and intriguing to anyone else. The next area were highlighting is St Louis. Its an intriguing area for one thing, in one short summer here during the Worlds Fair of 1904, the city helped introduce not just crunchy ice cones to the world, but peanut butter, the hot dog, Dr Pepper, iced tea and candy floss too (so if any city can lay claim to being the capital of the Fast Food Nation, then its St Louis) Ted Drewes is a local institution for its frozen custards and would be another brand wed spotlight here.
For this story, I'm looking for two things: 1) Additional suggestions of St Louis-area foods to feature: either preparations ingredients or recipes or food brands that started in the area. Of course, the quirkier the better. 2) Potential experts who can comment on the areas food scene, to talk about what makes it so special and why it's developed. I'd love to find food historians or recipe testers/developers who can discuss this in detail.
The story will go live in late December.
Please mark subject line: ST LOUIS FOOD
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