Michigan's Upper Peninsula isn't known for the elevated farm-to-table cuisine of its troll sibling, but that doesn’t mean it doesn't offer plenty that's more than worthwhile. "Rustic" by nature instead of design, food in the UP mirrors life in the UP; it's a bit more challenging, shaped by the often-harsh geography and the once-predominant mining and logging industries requiring a hardier stock of human, and further influenced by the Finnish, Cornish, Swedish, German, French Canadian, and Italian immigrants who flocked here for those industries.
The food isn't always pretty, but it IS practical and particularly suited to the environment and resources of the region. Besides, who needs intentionally designed farm-to-table food when you've got fresh fish flung from the lake to your plate and venison jerky made by the hunter who caught it? Behold, the 24 finest eating experiences you'll find in the UP.