Note from the editor

September 23, 2018

There’s no doubt it’s fall when Utah Valley residents see BYU welcome back its students for another school year. The university has without a doubt shaped some of the area’s most favorite or notorious food trends — like our indisputable love of ice cream, absurdly long maple bars (a.k.a. Cougar Tails) and mint brownies.

BYU has perpetuated the love of a cold treat for decades, beginning nearly 70 years ago, with its own BYU Creamery ice cream, that for many generations came in the form of a scoop at the Creamery on Ninth. In this issue of Taste of Utah Valley, we delve into the traditions that have sparked devotion, for not only Cougar fans, but food fans across Utah. Read about some of the most popular food items around the BYU campus on page 14.

If perhaps you’re looking for a different fall “foodventure,” there’s always tailgating at the football games. For those that are truly dedicated to it, it involves showing up at 7 a.m. to claim a spot and then cooking breakfast, hooking up TVs, and barbecuing for lunch and/or dinner. It’s a whole-day affair you can read about on page 19, full of plenty of food and equally important ingredients: friends and fun.

Should you be on a tighter schedule this fall, there’s still plenty you can enjoy around the valley. But, in our opinion, some of the best parts of fall and winter are cozying up with the ones you love, surrounded by food your stomach loves, to celebrate old and new traditions.

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