MDA celebrates culinary achievements
As the New Year begins, the Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Division kicks off 2011 with a month-long celebration of food, restaurants, chefs, recipes, specialty items and plenty of flavor along a Culinary Trail that will satisfy anyone’s appetite to discover the authentic Mississippi.
“Mississippi is known for great down-home cooking as well as distinctive upscale cuisine,” said Mary Beth Wilkerson, director of MDA’s Tourism Division. “By designating January as Culinary Month, the entire state is joining efforts to highlight the state’s unique eateries, specialty foods and dining experiences.”
MDA’s Tourism Division launched the Mississippi Culinary Trail in March 2010. It features an online, interactive map with background information, stories and details about eateries, restaurants and other food-related sites in every region of the state. The Culinary Trail highlights those singular local attractions travelers want to find, but often don’t know where to search for them.