Minnesota Eats Out: An Illustrated History

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Minnesota Eats Out is a virtual romp through the state's dining spots, from early health resorts to Prohibition-era speakeasies to A&W drive-ins, illustrated with over one thousand photographs, postcards, menus, matchbooks, and collectible dishes.

In eleven chapters divided by type of eatery, Kathryn Strand Koutsky and Linda Koutsky narrate the history of dining in the North Star State, highlighting innovative foods, cutting-edge graphic design, and inspired restaurant ...

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Overview

Minnesota Eats Out is a virtual romp through the state's dining spots, from early health resorts to Prohibition-era speakeasies to A&W drive-ins, illustrated with over one thousand photographs, postcards, menus, matchbooks, and collectible dishes.

In eleven chapters divided by type of eatery, Kathryn Strand Koutsky and Linda Koutsky narrate the history of dining in the North Star State, highlighting innovative foods, cutting-edge graphic design, and inspired restaurant architecture, along with anecdotes about beloved restaurants remembered through the decades.

Accompanying this history is a collection of recipes for dishes made famous through the years, like the pioneers' Indian Pudding and old favorites from Eibner's Bakery in New Ulm or Ruttger's Resort in Brainerd. Eleanor Ostman revised these recipes for preparation in modern kitchens. Embellished with historic photographs, collectible tableware, and restaurant ephemera, the recipes invite today's readers to re-create cherished flavor memories.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873514521
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 8/7/2003
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 990,173
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 12.25 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathryn Strand Koutsky is an award-winning interior designer and a collector of antique postcards and drawings of Minnesota scenes. Linda Koutsky is a collector of restaurant china and flatware as well as antiques and ephemera. She is the author of the Minneapolis Skyway News column "The Lunchtime Tourist." Eleanor Ostman is the author of the best-selling cookbook Always on Sunday and for thirty years was the food writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2003

    Americana Eats/Culture & Style

    GREAT!!!! You don't have to be from Minnesota to like this read!!!! The photos and vignette's are excellent. Interesting to see the architecural restuarant styles change through the years.Don't pass this great coffee table book.I have yet to see anyone look at my copy and put it immediately back down,they continue on and then ask,hey! can I borrow this! Ha!

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