Experience the Prairie State like never before as you explore the distinct flavor of Illinois and discover the state s exceptional communities, beloved celebrations, and remarkable destinations... all within the pages of this unique cookbook. You ll discover favorite recipes straight from the kitchens of hometown cooks across the state... Pine Needle Tea from Black Hawk State Historic Site, Visit Springfield s Mary Todd Lincoln Cake, and Meatballs with Rhubarb Sauce from the Rhubarb Festival. Delicious Illinois fare such as White Chicken Chili, Heirloom Delicata Squash, and White Chocolate Popcorn will tempt the taste buds and guarantee raves from your friends and family. When dinner is done and everyone s ready to explore, this unique cookbook offers even more. Illinois favorite events and destinations are profiled with everything you need to know to plan your trip. You ll discover Steamboat House in Galena, Williams Hill Pass in Harrisburg, and Oswego s Keller s Farmstand. From the Morton Pumpkin Festival to the Mendota Sweet Corn Festival to Belvidere Mansion and Gardens, Eat and Explore Illinois Cookbook offers family fun to suit every taste.