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Visit PA launches TV series featuring Culinary Trails

  • Aniya Faulcon

 Courtesy of Commonwealth Media Services

Airdate: August 22, 2022

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Food has connected people for centuries.

Last September, the Tourism Office launched four Culinary Trails, to bring people together in the name of food and spotlight the rich food culture in Pennsylvania.

Now, the Tourism Office is preparing to launch an Apple TV series, Stuffed with Steve Ford. The show is hosted by Ford, HGTV star and Pittsburgh-Native; during the show he will go on road trips to explore the Culinary Trails of Pennsylvania.

Each trail has four to five “clusters” separated by region to be completed over a two-to-four-day road trip. There is an apple, bread, charcuterie, and fermented trail.

Carrie Lepore, Deputy Secretary of Marketing, Tourism and Film, said food is more than a meal or a snack, it’s an important piece of the history, culture, and legacy of Pennsylvania.

She also said the TV series will allow them to connect with travelers, aid in some of the COVID-19 recovery within state’s food industry, and tell the story of businesses, farmers, bakers, chefs and the history of Pennsylvania.

“We’re helping to break down barriers and make connections with people. Travel at its core can be transformative for people,” Lepore said. “When you have an opportunity to quite literally break bread with someone, this is how I think we can really become more curious and interested in one another’s stories.”

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