From everyone at The Daily Meal, we’d like to wish you all a happy Independence Day! Whether you’ve been planning ahead for months or you’re just scrambling together some last-minute plans, we’ve rounded up the best of our content to help you with your every Fourth of July need.
We have hosting tips on which paper plates are best to buy, how to decorate your space, and what you need to be prepared, gift ideas for the summer hostess, and easy ways to help you plan ahead. We have travel spotlights on patriotic destinations and packages, tips to make your flight a little easier, and a roundup of regional American foods that are worth traveling for. We have menu ideas highlighting healthy recipes, dessert ideas, meals you need to make before the end of summer, and a specific July 4 menu guide. And last but not least, we have a guide to your Independence Day drinks, with spotlights on wines for warm weather, patriotic cocktails, summer bar essentials, and summer-friendly beers.
And don’t forget to check out all of the specialized recipes we’ve gathered for you, featuring burgers, steaks, ribs, salads, sides, pies, and ice cream.
So whatever your plans are for the big day, don’t forget to sit back, relax, and enjoy — these United States just so happen to have created some amazing food and drink in their independence. Today, we are definitely proud to be American.