Nina Furstenau teaches food and wine writing in the University of Missouri Science and Agricultural Journalism program. She has written a culinary memoir, Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America's Heartland (University of Iowa Press, 2013), as well as numerous food, travel, and culture articles for Missouri Life and other publications. Through life-long travels, she developed a passion for great flavors and fresh ingredients and for the ways cultures entwine over food. Now, turning to Missouri, she uncovers stories and food unique to our rivers and hills. She lives on a farm near Fayette with her husband Terry, numerous dogs, and cattle grazing the hillsides.
Dr. Jon Hagler
With this wonderful guide, you can take the time to fully engage your senses, pair these recipes with travel throughout the state, and enjoy all the beauty and tastes this great state has to offer. - Dr. Jon Hagler, Missouri Director of Agriculture
Danita Allen Wood
Savor Missouri celebrates the flavors of our region with family recipes from the people working the land. It takes you right up to the table of the people working to produce Missouri's abundant and delicious food and wine. It's a stand out read. - Danita Allen Wood, Editor-in-Chief, Missouri Life Magazine
Katie Steele Danner
Think of Savor Missouri as a gateway to memories your family and friends can share for generations to come. - Katie Steele Danner, Missouri Director of Tourism
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Meet the Author
Nina Furstenau has taken to the hills to explore verdant rolling land, winding rivers, good people, and good food. Savor Missouri is a food and travel temptation—come along for the ride to the river hills for tasty food finds, beautiful vistas, and historic and quaint communities. Our great rivers— the Missouri, the Mississippi, and the Meramec—are agri-tourism magnets with visitors coming to follow wine trails, pick peaches, buy fresh honey, smoked meats, and more. Savor Missouri helps you experience Missouri in world-class and down-home eateries, find specialty farms, cheese makers, breweries and relaxing wineries. More than a travel guide, Savor Missouri is packed with fifty-plus recipes gathered along the way from restaurant chefs, farmers, winemakers and more. Don't miss the fun of eating and sipping local in Missouri!
• Tasty food finds
• Beautiful vistas
• Historic communities
• Recipes It's time to discover, or rediscover, Missouri's river hills for yourself.
Find scenic beauty, culinary diversity, and delectable surprises in Savor Missouri: River Hill Country Food and Wine.
Join author Nina Furstenau as she travels the back roads of Missouri's river hill country in search of homegrown regional foods, wines, and more. Following the Mississippi, Missouri and Meramec rivers (with some tributaries in-between), she stops at wonderful roadside restaurants, wineries, orchards, bakeries, and farms, discovering the tasteful array of quality Missouri flavors, beverages, and cuisine.
Complete with contact information and delightful recipes, Savor Missouri encourages readers to get out and explore the many sights (and tastes) that can be found throughout the river hill country