Arkansas Backstories: Cheese Dip

By Joe David Rice   Culinary enthusiasts find all sorts of especially notable goodies across Arkansas: apples, peaches, tomatoes, fried pies, barbecue, watermelon (both red- and yellow-meated), catfish and, of course, poultry.   However, certain vocal foodies will claim the state’s signature dish is cheese dip — and they can present a convincing case. For…

Recipe: The Last Dip You’ll Ever Make

By Lisa Fischer INGREDIENTS: 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened 8 slices bacon, fried and chopped 4 cups sharp cheddar, shredded 1 pound ham, finely chopped 4 ounces jalapeños, chopped 7 ounces green chilies, chopped 1/3 cup mayonnaise (I recommend Duke’s mayonnaise) 16 ounces sour cream   INSTRUCTIONS: Heat oven to 250. In a large…

The Taco The Town

By Matthew Milton   Well, you’re in for a warm, tortilla-wrapped treat. When it comes to tacos, there are few parts of the state that have ‘em like Northwest Arkansas. From fine dining spots in Bentonville and Rogers to authentic taquerias in Springdale to hip taco shops in Fayetteville, there’s quite literally something for everyone.…