The 2021 Food Issue

Highlighting the region's signature dishes, revealing hidden culinary secrets and showcasing cupcake creativity at its finest

By Beacon Staff
Sugar Happy Cupcakes in Evergreen on Feb. 4, 2021. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

Despite its brevity, the month of February can seem drearily long in the Flathead Valley, with its impenetrable grays, fleeting days and bracing chill testing the hibernal fortitude of even the most stoic winter denizens.

Even on the darkest days, however, food and its communal traditions brighten our daily lives, drawing us out of our hunched postures and reanimating our spirits.

To celebrate this bond, every year at the Flathead Beacon we turn our editorial attention toward sharing recipes for delicious discovery, interviewing inspired restaurateurs whose ambition defies reason, plying the premier chefs of the Flathead Valley for their secrets, and poking around little-known markets for exotic ingredients.

This week, we celebrate the finer things in life and learn that perhaps the best thing about a great meal isn’t the food on the table but the people around it.

Bon appetit!

Cupcakes and Colors

Growing Up Green

Cook Like a Pro

Mabuhay Market Delivers International Flavor

Traditional Ingredients and Top-Tier Tequila

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