5 don’t-miss festivals across the U.S.

January 13, 2014 | from admin

By Sarah Schlichter – IndependantTraveler.com Food, wine, parades, live music and finally getting outdoors after a long winter … what’s not to love about the spring festival season? If you’re seeking inspiration for a last-minute spring trip, don’t miss the festivities going on around the U.S. in celebration of everything from strawberries to Cinco de Mayo. Read […]

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Georgia town celebrates Vidalia onions with festival

January 13, 2014 | from admin

(Reuters) – The air has a distinctive pungent smell and vendors offer fried, grilled, caramelized and fresh fare at the Vidalia Onion Festival, the annual celebration of the onion in south Georgia. Not just any onion though. Vidalia onions, which are sweeter than those grown elsewhere. The lack of sulfur in the red, sandy soil […]

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Ga. museum dishes the history of Vidalia onions

January 13, 2014 | from admin

VIDALIA, Ga. They’ve started fistfights and court battles, been romanticized in country songs and counterfeited by bootleggers. Their trademark sweetness has made them a coveted ingredient in recipes from salads and relishes to cookies and muffins. If a museum dedicated to onions sounds rooted in folly, the history behind the famous Vidalia onion can likely […]

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Vidalia Onions Are So Sweet That They Have Their Own Museum

January 13, 2014 | from admin

VIDALIA, Ga.Did you know that Vidalia onions were once a murder investigation clue on the television show “C.S.I. Miami”? That it was also a clue of another kind on “Jeopardy!” and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”? Or that Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf once wrote a letter about his love for Vidalias? Since 1931, Vidalia sweet […]

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