March 2017 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

March 2017 The Food Issue


Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine March 2017

  • Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine March 2017

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March 2017 issue includes:

Food Finds 2017
40 favorite eats that raise the bar on fabulosity! Put them on your taste-bud bucket list. (And meet the six foodies who chose them.)

Obsessions. Dreaming of Food
Young entrepreneurs behind three new food enterprises share the compulsion, the effort, the joy in creating perfect food.

When Meat Saves the World
A cowboy scientist at an MSU ag station hopes to prove that gourmet beef cattle can help counter global warming. (What?!?!?)

Amical’s Cookbook Series
TC’s most renowned food event rolls smoking hot after 20 years. Lynda
Twardowski Wheatley hangs with the team to see what it takes to keep an iconic series fresh.


  • Up North--An incubator for your food biz, list of new brewers Up North, food haiku and prescriptions for healthy food.
  • March Events--Ready. Set. Spring! Celebrate at an event nearby.
  • Travel--Food events and other tasty reasons to roam the North, now.
  • Up in Michigan--Jerry Dennis contemplates a fox in March.
  • Dining--Artisan burgers (and advice for how to do yours better).
  • Local Foodie--French onion soup recipe from Mackinaw Brewing. Mario’s State Dinner Entrée—Recipe for the entrée that summer resident Mario Batali made for Obama’s final state dinner.
  • Drinks--Exploring Belgian beers with Mike Hall, of Jolly Pumpkin.
  • Outdoors--March is sublime for snowshoes— mild temps, strong sun, firm snow. Go for an easy wander.
  • Into the North--The melt is on!


I’ve been living in Northern Michigan for almost four decades, and I’ve said many times, when I moved here permanently, no one was heading North in search of a good meal. That is, unless it was white sh, prime rib or a great burger.

However, back then we were all fond of noting that the region was made up of people in farming, small entrepreneurs and “artists in the woods.” In those days, that last category spoke mostly to ne artists, craftsmen, authors and a smattering of musicians. As a region we took great pride in our status as the cherry capital and as a place where really creative people wanted to live.

Well, the more things change, the more they stay the same. All these years later, who wouldn’t still take pride in those very same things? Our farming community has survived the intense challenges of the development years when there seemed no choice but to sell off the land with the view. Cherries thrive, but so do grapes, hops, co-op farms for vegetables, owers, and local food relationships that run from small producers to farm-to-school programs.  …  

Read more of Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column in the March 2017 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine.