With Thanksgiving just around the corner I thought it would be fun to list a few of Utah’s signature foods.
I don’t know about you, but I love Thanksgiving it is the one day of the year I don’t have to worry about what I am eating…
I am sure you must have heard Utah is famous for its consumption of Jell-O. Green seems to be the favorite – but growing up, we always had Jell-O mixed in with fruit cocktail and of course on’t leave out the bananas and top it with whipped cream.
Arctic Circle a native fast-food restaurant created fry sauce in the 1950s as an alternative to ketchup. This fry sauce is like none other. Almost every restaurant has tried to come up with their own version. It still does not compare to Article Circle Fry Sauce. This is a huge thing in Utah but remains a mystery outside of the state.
This potato casserole is a main stay at many a get-together. It has its name because Mormon women regularly make large pans to serve grieving families after a funeral.
Bear Lake Raspberries
These raspberries have become world famous. Not only are they the sweetest most delectable raspberries you have ever eaten. The annual Raspberry Days festival held in Garden City celebrates the harvest of raspberries. This event is said to bring thousands of people from all over the world.
Green River Watermelon
Green River is the state’s prime melon-growing spot. Melons like the desert climate, hot days, cool nights and the sandy soil. I have never tasted a sweeter, crisper watermelon. If you come and visit in late August, and September pick up a Green River Watermelon and see what all the rave is about.
There are many successful family businesses operating in Utah that produce delicious honey. After all, we are not called the beehive state for anything!
Dutch Oven Cuisine
When the Mormon pioneers came across the Plains the cast-iron pot was invaluable. Utah hosts the World Championship Dutch Oven Cook-Off. The Dutch oven is the official state cooking pot, and we are home of the International Dutch Oven Society. More people own a Dutch Oven in Utah then in any other state.
Great skiing and close proximity to several resorts. Very nice accommodations, nice to have a garage and large living area – big T.V., and an X-Box! YES!!- Jim Jacobs from North Carolina