The lightly seasoned meat and veggie pie, prevalent in the Upper Peninsula, is pure fuel. It's come to symbolize tenacity in the face of trying conditions.
In 2000, Americans ate about 4 pounds of sweet potatoes per person. Today, it’s nearly double that, at 7.5 pounds per person.
Two underdog vegetables form the base of this soup -- celery root and fennel bulb.
The more I learn about fennel, the more excited I am to grow it this year in my garden.