Missouri's foodies can plan an in-state vacation that will increase their culinary knowledge by leaps and bounds.
From factory tours that focus on food and beverage production to hands-on cooking classes led by some of the best chefs in the Show-Me State, you won't end your trip hungry. Build your trip around food-focused destinations or sprinkle them into your itinerary for a tasty detour.
"Missouri's food and drink destinations and events are among the most famous in the country," said Katie Steele Danner, director of the Missouri Division of Tourism.
If you're wanting a tour, the News Tribune has compiled a list of suggested destinations with details in the Style section of Sunday's newspaper.