Soup Up Your Big Game Spread

By Anita McVey

Let's go bowling! No, I’m not referring to that highly frustrating game of gutter balls and missed spares (in my experience, that is) … I’m talking football! It’s still bowl season with the granddaddy of all bowl games right around the corner. Before I leave you with the impression that I object to traditional bowling or am an avid NFL fan, let me just clarify that, like all sports, I am in it for the food.

Aren’t we all?

There’s no rushing quality for Swanson, Lewright Meats

By Aaron Putze, APR

If you love great food, you love Lewright Meats

Located in Eagle Grove, Iowa, the family business traces its rural roots to 1936 when it was founded by H. L. Lewright, Sr. 

In its early days, Lewright Meats specialized in custom processing for beef and pork farmers. In 1963, H. L. Jr. joined his father in the business and they further developed their coveted meat-smoking and sausage-making techniques. 

Food for the Big Game!

By Ann Thelen

We love food and so do football fans! On Sunday, millions of people will gather around TVs to watch Super Bowl LI (51). Whether you’re cheering for the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons, everyone cheers for good food! 

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Super Bowl Sunday is one of the largest days of food consumption in the U.S. – second only to Thanksgiving. From buffalo wings, chili, dipping sauces, chips and pizza to homemade recipes, food is often the main attraction at a Super Bowl party.

Jethros in Des Moines, Iowa

Pork, pasta team up for savory month-long celebration

By Aaron Putze

If you enjoy pork and pasta, then October is your month!

October is National Pork Month. It’s also National Pasta Month. And in Iowa, the two come together like few other places. This stands to reason as Iowa is home to Ames-based pasta maker Barilla and thousands of dedicated pig farmers.

It’s truly a reason to celebrate and Jethroni Pepperoni in Altoona is an ideal destination!