food traditions

19 Labor Day Recipes

Next Monday, we can imagine you may be in need of some labor day recipes. From grilled kabobs to patriotic sweet treats, we have compiled several great eats. We’ll get to this list, but first we would like to explain a short background on Labor Day and how it originated! Labor Day is also known as the “unofficial end of summer” and beginning of the school year in America. Based on what we have researched, History.com explains there are many types of celebrations that take place on this day, including parties, parades and athletic events. It is also a popular time for stores and businesses to have huge sales (be sure to take advantage of our Labor Day Deal, if you haven’t already!).

Seafood City Spotlight: New Orleans, LA

We may be slightly biased, but the state of Louisiana boasts some of the best food in America, period. Cajun spices and flavors happen to pair quite well with seafood. With its deep French, African and American roots, people have flocked down to the “Big Easy” for decades. Around the French Quarter, there’s likely restaurant everywhere you turn, which made it quite difficult to narrow down the most popular choices to only 10.

Seafood City Spotlight: Boston, MA

If you are unfamiliar, the city of Boston lies at the edge of Boston Harbor, which is an estuary of Massachusetts Bay. You can imagine how much seafood is readily available. It is everywhere. There is a countless list of restaurants specializing in oysters, fish, clams, among other seafood. Based on some research, I have developed a list of the 10 Best Seafood restaurant destinations in Boston that you should check out on your next visit or even suggest to a friend.

Cheese, Beer, Brats and Friday Fish Fry

For those unfamiliar, you may be wondering, what exactly is a Friday Fish Fry? I had to do some research about its beginnings, and here’s what I discovered. Many European immigrants came to areas like Milwaukee and Chicago from Germany, Ireland and Norway. From there, they had to adapt their cooking style for the fish easily accessible in Lake Michigan. Many of these immigrants were Catholic and could not eat meat on Fridays during Lent, so the weekly fish fry became tradition.