On our plates: Memorial Day cookouts, history of chocolate, more

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By: Danielle Waldron
dwaldron@flavor574.com

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We’re getting ready to head into the first of many summer cookouts, starting with… 

MEMORIAL DAY 2015: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW 

Charcoal? Check. Bags on bags of chips? Check. Time for a great day of good friends and great food. Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, and kicks off the unofficial start of summer. 

We have a good handful of stories and tips that are perfect for Memorial Day and put it together in one place, so all you have to do is find a few good recipes and start cooking. 

Be sure to share your photos with us on Facebook or tweet us @Flavor574. We’d sure love to see them. 

PUSH IN SOUTH BEND WOULD MAKE IT EASIER FOR FOOD TRUCKS TO START UP 

There’s something about strolling up to a food truck that brings childlike joy, and a new initiative in South Bend would make it easier for entrepreneurs to start up or grow their food truck business. 

The South Bend City Council and the Department of Community Investments have been talking about creating an ordinance for food trucks and hope to have it together by June or July, according to Flavor 574 reporting

For more about the plans or what could be coming to South Bend, see the full story on Flavor 574.

ACCLAIMED COOKBOOK AUTHOR COMING TO ELKHART TO TALK ABOUT HERITAGE OF CHOCOLATE

If you think chocolate is just a delicacy you get at the store or give to loved ones, think again. 

Food historian and author Francine Segan is coming to Elkhart to talk about the history of chocolate, its uses and more, even a taste test!

Get all of the details, a little history lesson, a recipe and more on the full story on Flavor 574

 

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