Here are a few ideas that are Hoosier favorites.

Pork tenderloin is a Midwestern delicacy as big as an Indy car wheel and takes two hands to eat! Take a juicy cut of Indiana grown pork loin, pound it out into a tender thin circle that is huge and then smother the loin with your favorite seasoning, bread it , deep fry and serve on a bun. It’s not as fattening as you might think. True pork tenderloin is cut from the loin muscle – not trimmings. So, it’s one of the leanest meats available, and according to the National Pork Producers' comparison chart, it's nearly as low in saturated fat as chicken breasts. If you would prefer another main course, try duck. Surprisingly, Indiana produces more duck than any other state. Indiana ducks are shipped around the world. So, why not have it at your party.

Indiana is also well-known for corn. So corn on the cob or corn salsa would make a tasty treat. On the snack side of things, Pop Weaver Popcorn is one of the largest producers in the world of popcorn with its headquarters in Indianapolis and manufacturing facility in Van Buren, IN.


Indiana has a reputation of growing some of the best tasting apples in the Midwest. Apple pie would make a good dessert. Apple butter with biscuits is another Indy fave.

Sugar Cream is Indiana’s State Pie so that would make a great choice as well.

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