Savoring Seasons of Northern Heartland

Savoring Seasons of Northern Heartland

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by Beth Dooley
     
 

Embracing the traditional cooking of the diverse peoples of the Upper Midwest, Beth Dooley and Lucia Watson present more than two hundred recipes for the modern kitchen, many with seasonal variations to take advantage of the freshest fruits and vegetables available.

With this inspiring array of recipes, you can start with Radish and Cucumber Salad, feast on Grilled

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Embracing the traditional cooking of the diverse peoples of the Upper Midwest, Beth Dooley and Lucia Watson present more than two hundred recipes for the modern kitchen, many with seasonal variations to take advantage of the freshest fruits and vegetables available.

With this inspiring array of recipes, you can start with Radish and Cucumber Salad, feast on Grilled Coho Salmon with Lemon-Ginger Marinade, and then top it off with the Best Sugar Cookies. Along the way, Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland is sprinkled with historical photographs and the lively stories behind recipes handed down for generations.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Collaborating with writer Dooley, Minneapolis chef and restaurateur Watson offers both a stylish understanding of home cooking and a realistic perspective on its preparation. Wild game sausages are trendy; their version skips the labor-intensive stuffing of sausage casings. Instead, the authors recommend making grilled patties, and layering the smoky sausage with roasted red peppers and potato bread for a hearty sandwich. Though they usually choose seasonal ingredients native to the heartland, specialties such as toasted hazelnuts and fresh morels give their cuisine more sophistication than the typical Midwestern farm family cookbook. Sidebars of text culled from farm-town newspapers and old church or community cookbooks give perspective-and humor-to the book. Visitors to the Midwest can take away this cookbook as an inspiration to re-create the region's food, while natives can find plenty of family favorites tucked in among more modern dishes. This is the 14th volume in the Knopf Cooks American series. Photos not seen by PW. Better Homes and Gardens Book Club selection. (Oct.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
The "Northern Heartland" is the upper Midwest, a region rich both in resources, from wild game to wild rice, and in its ethnicity. Food writer Dooley and Watson, chef/owner of a Minneapolis restaurant, have compiled a wide variety of recipes, some homestyle and some elegant, some old and some new. The Scandinavian and Central European presence is well represented, but there are also recipes from more recent immigrants such as the Hmong. Writing in a graceful and relaxed style, the authors set the recipes in context, giving lots of cultural history and culinary lore along the way. Very readable, with a surprisingly diverse selection of recipes, this is highly recommended. [BH&G Book Club selection.]
Lucia Watson
If you require any additional information, she can be found at WWW.LUCIAS.COM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816645749
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
08/02/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,377,615
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.00(d)

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