As a child I traveled frequently in the summer months, driving from horse show to horse show, from Ohio to Massachusetts, Oklahoma to New York. Always by car.
Road trips were fun. My family and I would play games to pass the time, I’d color in the backseat or listen to my Walkman (remember the Walkman!). One of the best parts of the road trip was the food. Iced Animal Crackers, Oatmeal Pies, Pecan Rolls. Definitely not the healthiest lineup, but my memories are as much tied to the food as anything else.
This summer DEAN & DELUCA is celebrating the Great American Road Trip. Starting in Washington D.C., south to Charlotte, west to Kansas City and Napa Valley before heading back east to New York City, we are celebrating the foods of each of our retail locations.
This road trip series is also inspiring me to get back on the road and make new memories with my family, continuing the tradition my parents started and I can now pass down and enjoy with my two children. I may sneak a Pecan Roll…or two, but I’ll also indulge in a Borsellino Sausage from La Quercia and a slice of cheese from Arethusa Dairy. The kids can enjoy Shortbread Pachyderms from Queen City Cookies and Chocolate Saucisson from Lafayette NYC.
We invite you to join us this summer and explore the regional treasures we curate and share with us your favorites as well. Share with us your photos and stories using #D&DSummerRoadtrip.
-Malissa Nelson, director of marketing at DEAN & DELUCA.