A Cook's Tour of Minnesota

A Cook's Tour of Minnesota

by Ann L. Burckhardt


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What do you get when you mix Tater Tots, ground beef, and cream of mushroom soup? Tater Tot Hot Dish, of course! Retired Minneapolis Star Tribune "Taste" section editor—the delightful auntie every discerning foodie wants to call their own—Ann Burckhardt brings back the comfy casseroles of the fifties and sixties with modern updates for busy families, swingin' singles, and twenty-first-century potluckers in Hot Dish Heaven

A veritable geography of the best-of-the-best hot dishes, this handy cookbook features seventy kitchen-tested recipes collected from casserole connoisseurs across the Midwest. Emphasizing the use of fresh, nutritious ingredients without losing sight of the importance of a good can of soup in the right bake-and-share meal, Burckhardt balances delicious down-home selections like Texas Hash, Football Stew, and Reuben Bake with such wholesome one-dish wonders as Whole Grain Pilaf and Tian of Rice and Zucchini.

You too can dine like the stars with such dazzling feasts as Phoebe's Peach Noodle Kugel from the childhood kitchen of comedian Al Franken and the Cedric Adams Hot Dish, named after the late Broadcasting Hall of Famer once known as the "voice of the Upper Midwest." Burckhardt gives us the history of each dish, the classic variations, and ideas for cooking and sharing in today's busy world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873514682
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date: 09/04/2003
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Celebrations and Festivals
1Bake-Off: The Grandmama of All Recipe Contests2
2Festival of Nations: Eat Your Way Around the World8
3Cinco de Mayo: Start Summer with a Fiesta13
4New Ulm's Heritagefest: Discover Germany in Minnesota19
5Powwow Primer: Jingle Dancers, Frybread, and More24
6Celebrating Pie: Braham Pie Day31
7Remembering St. Paul's Rondo: Rondo Days37
8Minnesota State Fair: Feeding the Fair's Thousands43
9Family Reunions + Feasting = Hmong New Year49
10Christmas Festival with Norwegian Buffet55
Savory Specialties
11Berry Picking at the Farm62
12The Butter Is the Best at Land O'Lakes67
13Cabin Time ... and the Cookin' Is Easy73
14Betty Crocker Takes the Cake: A View from Her Kitchen78
15Seeing Red: Ken Davis Bar-B-Q Sauce83
16Wild Fruit--To Spread, Pour, and Sip89
17Schwan's Ice Cream--A Sweet Story94
18Soybeans: Good for You and for Animals Too99
19SPAM--Nothing Short of a Phenomenon104
20Gobble, Gobble, Gobble--The Whole World Eats Minnesota Turkey111
21Watkins Vanilla: A Favorite Flavor, a Fashionable Scent116
22Wild Rice: Minnesota's Grain of Choice123
Memorable Places
23The American Swedish Institute: Mansion Museum Preserves Culture130
24BC Gardens--Woman-Powered and Community-Supported135
25Carlson's Apple Orchard and Bakery--Minnesota Apples Everywhere141
26Forest History Center--One Last Lumber Camp147
27Fine Food at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort151
28Summer Fun--and a New Language Too157
29Schumacher's Hotel in the Heart of New Prague163
30Ironworld--How to Tour the Iron Range in Two Easy Hours169
North Star Cooks
31Leeann Chin: Mother, Caterer, Teacher, Restaurateur176
32Hockey Mom Beth Dooley Puts Health on the Menu182
33Marie Vogl Gery, Breakfast Queen188
34Al Sicherman, a.k.a. Mr. Tidbit193
35Grais Notes on Minnesota Jewish Cooking199
36Ginny Hoeschen: Live from the Test Kitchen205
37Lynne Rosetto Kasper and Her Splendid Table210
38Bea Ojakangas: Cookbook Writer Is a Favorite Finn215
39State Fair Judge Jan Stroom Finds the Best220
40Eberhard Werthmann: The Dean of Cooking Teachers226
Recipe Index240

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