(Family Features) - From its humble beginnings and unlikely origins, the chicken wing has become one of America's best-loved snack foods.
The chicken wing first evolved from soup stock staple to American delicacy in 1964. John E. Harmon, in his Atlas of Popular Culture of the Northeastern United States, points to the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, N.Y. as the birthplace of wings. In 40- plus years, chicken wings have become a truly all-American food, showing up on dinner tables, at neighborhood bars, and in chain restaurants, pizza joints and even restaurants where the wings themselves are the focus.
Pace Foods has improved on the original formula for chicken wings with a recipe that combines the spice of Pace Picante Sauce, the sweetness of honey and the zest of fresh ginger to create Hot `n' Honeyed Chicken Wings.
"Pace Picante Sauce isn't just for dipping," said Chris Foley with Pace Foods. "A recipe like Hot `n' Honeyed Chicken Wings, which combines sweet and spicy flavors of the Old Southwest and the Far East, shows how versatile, and yet how easy, it can be in cooking."
With this recipe, Pace Foods had taken the delicacy created in snowy Buffalo and made it the perfect summer food.
These wings are portable enough to carry around in a picnic basket, they're easy to eat (even at the beach), they go well with an array of cold beverages and they're a perfect accompaniment to watching a baseball game on a lazy Sunday afternoon, be it at the ballpark or inside under the air conditioning. For more recipes, log onto www.pacefoods.com.