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The Turkey in Arkansas: Thanksgiving and Wild Birds

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, November 27, 2019

By Victoria Chandler This week, many Arkansans will be gathering around their tables for the stars of their Thanksgiving spread – the turkey. Turkeys have always been plentiful in Arkansas. Wild turkeys (specifically the eastern wild turkey) were one of the more abundant birds that th... Read More

Record number of nominations received for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 25, 2019

The nomination period for the 2020 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, the statewide program that recognizes what’s great about Arkansas food, has closed and the results are quite astounding! In the month of October, Arkansas Heritage accepted nominations in five categories and we’re happy ... Read More

Rain or Shine, Cornbread Promises a Fine Time

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, October 25, 2019

by Kat Robinson This weekend, the ninth annual Arkansas Cornbread Festival will take place in the SoMa District in Little Rock. The event, meant to bring a community together while celebrating one of our Arkansas staples, has grown into one of the must-attend festivals of every fall. ... Read More

Make your nominations for the 2020 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, October 07, 2019

It’s once again time to celebrate the Great State of the Plate! The nomination period for the 2020 Arkansas Food Hall Fame, the statewide program that recognizes what’s great in Arkansas food, is officially open and Arkansas Heritage is accepting your choices for the best... Read More

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Nominations Open Tonight

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Secretary of the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Stacy Hurst announced today that the nomination period for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame will open at midnight tonight. Nominations will remain open through October 31, 2019. This is the fourth year for the statewide program to recog... Read More

Rex Nelson Shares Insight Into the 2019 Arkansas Food of the Year: Catfish

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Rex Nelson, senior editor at the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and member of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Committee, highlighted the 2019 Arkansas Food of the Year in his recent article. 'My task was to provide a toast to the catfish, which long has been a part of our Arkansas culture. My toas... Read More

2019 Arkansas Food of the Year Celebrated at Historic Arkansas Museum Event

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, May 01, 2019

The lowly, bottom-feeding catfish was exalted -- and eaten -- during the latest edition of History Is Served: Historic Arkansas Museum's Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series, on April 18 at the Little Rock museum. "Catfish Tales in Four Courses" featured the culinary talent of Scott Rains, executi... Read More

Join HAM for the second year of the Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM) will again host the “History is Served: Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series” in 2019. The program, which is in its second year, explores Arkansas’s food heritage through intimate dinners that use history as a culinary framework for each ... Read More

Foodways Symposium: Preserving Arkansas Heritage, History through Food

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, March 25, 2019

Hundreds of people come every year to connect with Arkansas culture, history and food during the annual Foodways Symposium. “The symposium focuses on ethnic foods that reveal the diversity and rich heritage of our state,” said Wendy Richter, director and state historian ... Read More

Keeney's Featured in Malvern Paper

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Keeney's Food Market of Malvern and Hot Spring County recently made history in the Natural State by being inducted into the 2019 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame by the Department of Arkansas Heritage. The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Committee chose the finalists in each category and the winners wer... Read More