Midwest and Minnesota Cooking
A Cook's Tour of Minnesota
A Cook's Tour of Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0873514688

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.

Cooking Wild Berries Fruits of Mn, Wi, Mi
Cooking Wild Berries Fruits of Mn, Wi, Mi
Paperback      ISBN: 1591932254

Teresa Marrone has been foraging for wild fruits and berries for years; now let her recipes guide you every step of the way in the kitchen She's compiled more than 175 tried and true recipes featuring 50 of the region's most delectable edible plants. Many of the featured fruits and berries are common, and some might even grow in your backyard This cookbook helps you make the most of the wild harvest that's there for the taking.

Cooking Wild Berries Fruits of Mn, Wi, Mi
Cooking Wild Berries Fruits of Mn, Wi, Mi
Paperback      ISBN: 1591932335

Teresa Marrone has been foraging for wild fruits and berries for years; now let her recipes guide you every step of the way in the kitchen She's compiled more than 175 tried and true recipes featuring 50 of the region's most delectable edible plants. Many of the featured fruits and berries are common, and some might even grow in your backyard This cookbook helps you make the most of the wild harvest that's there for the taking.

A Culinary History of the Nebraska Sand Hills: Recipes & Recollections from Prairie Kitchens
A Culinary History of the Nebraska Sand Hills
Recipes & Recollections from Prairie Kitchens
Paperback      ISBN: 1626195560

Spanning nineteen thousand square miles of central Nebraska, the Sand Hills--North America's largest sand dune--is held in place by only a thin, sturdy layer of native prairie grasses and continuing faith that the land can be made prosperous by its residents. Settlers in the area had to be hardy and resourceful, making use of what the land provided and holding fast when their hard work blew away with the prairie winds. From foraging to ranching, food meant survival, but it also meant community. Staples like fried chicken, biscuits, fruit pies, preserves and cakes all play a role in the fascinating story of the region. Join food writer Christianna Reinhardt as she dishes up the unique and tasty history of this exceptional part of the world.

Damn Good Food: 157 Recipes from Hell's Kitchen
Damn Good Food
157 Recipes from Hell's Kitchen
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0873517245

"Mitch Omer's life makes Anthony Bourdain's look like he was an altar boy. Mitch's individualistic, personal, and idiosyncratic cooking is that of a man who is larger than life, big-hearted, generous, and wild. It's evident that he genuinely loves life and nature." --Jacques P pin

In Damn Good Food, Mitch Omer reveals the recipes that have made his restaurant a pleasure seeker's destination, including inventions like his tart, ethereal Lemon-Ricotta Hotcakes; dark, wild Bison Sausage Bread; and sweet, creamy Mahnomin Porridge. These dishes have the hungry and eager queued up out the doors of Hell's Kitchen, often for hours, and now you can make them at home.

Food writer Ann Bauer also gives us a glimpse behind the scenes, revealing Omer's darker side, the side responsible for the decor of Hell's Kitchen, described as the "nightmare side of Sesame Street." Bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, and a former addict, Omer's roller-coaster ride of a life has taken him through many towns and love affairs, numerous jobs, and even more controlled substances. But through it all, there has been food--recipes inspired by places and people, including Omer's own close-knit family, reworked and made his own. He beats back his demons every day with his dad's caramel rolls and coleslaw, locally raised bison burgers smeared with his mom's mustard, and his own famous homemade peanut butter, and he invites you in to share it all.

Praise for Mitch Omer and Damn Good Food

"If you have time for only one meal in Minneapolis or Duluth, we strongly urge you not to go to Hell's Kitchen. Coming for just one meal will be insanely frustrating. There are too many outstanding things to eat. You will walk out yearning for the likes of hand-pulled corned beef hash, char-broiled pit ham, baked huevos rancheros, and a dozen other items for which there was no space on the table."--Jane and Michael Stern, Gourmet, December 2008

"I started out wanting this book for Mitch Omer's Sausage Bread recipe, that would be worth the price. Then I dug into his story as told by Ann Bauer. Expecting same old, same old warm fuzzy little chef's memoir, instead I got the story of a man living life full blast, wrestling with reality, compulsively open hearted, and cooking for all he is worth. Nothing about this book is what you'd expect--from recipes that defy fashion and taste great, to writing that literally keeps you flipping the pages. This one's a keeper of the first order."--Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table(R), public radio's national food show from American Public Media.

"If the 'same old' food is haunting you, turn up the heat and put the sizzle back into your cooking You won't have to sell your soul to the devil to get your hands on these damn good recipes. Award winning chef/owner Mitch Omer of Minneapolis' own Hell's Kitchen has assembled his most requested concoctions and potions in his new cookbook. 'Heaven's Just A Sin Away ' I love the food in this cookbook--it is so sinfully tasty you'd swear it's almost heavenly. Buy this cookbook now or you'll go straight to hell " --"Famous Dave" Anderson, Founder of Famous Dave's of America Legendary Real Pit Barbeque

Dinner at Home: 140 Recipes to Enjoy with Family and Friends
Dinner at Home
140 Recipes to Enjoy with Family and Friends
Hardcover      ISBN: 1572841788
2016 IACP Cookbook Award winner in Children, Youth & Family category

"An intuitive cook, a passionate cook, a knowledgeable cook. . . JeanMarie and I have been in cooking sync for more than two decades." --Rick Bayless

JeanMarie Brownson has long been a beloved chef and food writer, from her professional partnership with the iconic Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco) to her time as the test kitchen director and associate food editor for the Chicago Tribune. Since 2007, Brownson has chronicled her life of cooking in a series of columns, the best of which have been hand-picked to form her newest cookbook, Dinner at Home.

This book features inventive and easy-to-make recipe ideas, along with gorgeous full-color photography. Organized by course, Dinner at Home also devotes chapters to holiday dinners, party snacks, rubs and sauces, and "breakfast for dinner." Readers will enjoy the seasonal menus for special occasions such as Anniversary Dinner, Ultimate Father's Day, and Sunday Brunch, as well as themed meals like Manhattan Cocktail Party, Saturday Night Beer Tasting, and Wish We Were in Ireland Supper.

This book is a must-have for home cooks who love the time spent gathered around the table with friends, family, and delicious meals.
Dishing Up(r) Minnesota: 150 Recipes from the Land of 10,000 Lakes
Dishing Up(r) Minnesota
150 Recipes from the Land of 10,000 Lakes
Paperback      ISBN: 1612125840

These 150 mouthwatering recipes, contributed by some of Minnesota's best chefs, farmers, and foragers and accompanied by gorgeous photography, celebrate the state's outstanding and unique cuisine. You'll find dishes featuring fish from the lakes as well as morels and chanterelles, wild blueberries, wild game, beef and bison, orchard fruits, berries, dairy products, and much more. There are recipes inspired by German, Scandinavian, East Asian, and African traditions, as well as dishes from fairs and food trucks. There's something here for everyone, from Carrot Risotto and Dry-Fried Sugar Snap Peas to North Shore Fish Cakes; Wild Cherry Jelly; Northland Venison Burger with Wild Rice; Bison, Bacon & Cheddar Meatballs; Busy-Day Pho; Egg Coffee; Gravlax; Varmland Potato Sausage; Hmong Chicken Larb; Tater Tot Nachos; Thai Peanut Caramel Popcorn; Honey Pecan Pie; Classic Pound Cake with Cardamom; and Apple Dessert Hotdish.

Earth Eats: Real Food Green Living
Earth Eats
Real Food Green Living
Paperback      ISBN: 0253026296

Focusing on local products, sustainability, and popular farm-to-fork dining trends, Earth Eats: Real Food Green Living compiles the best recipes, tips, and tricks to plant, harvest, and prepare local food. Along with renowned chef Daniel Orr, Earth Eats radio host Annie Corrigan presents tips, grouped by season, on keeping your farm or garden in top form, finding the best in-season produce at your local farmers' market, and stocking your kitchen effectively. The book showcases what locally produced food will be available in each season and is amply stuffed with more than 200 delicious, original, and tested recipes, reflecting the dishes that can be made with these local foods. In addition to tips and recipes, Corrigan and Orr profile individuals who are on the front lines of the changing food ecosystem, detailing the challenges they and the local food movement face.


With more than 140 color photos, Earth Eats showcases local food at its finest and features everything the local grower and food enthusiast needs to know all year round, including how to cook up a healthy compost heap, nurture a failing bee colony, create an all-natural deer repellant, and ferment delicious vegetables.

Eat More Vegetables: Making the Most of Your Seasonal Produce
Eat More Vegetables
Making the Most of Your Seasonal Produce
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873518527

When the farmers' markets start in earnest in April and May, Minnesotans' pent-up desire for fresh, flavorful produce is answered immediately by rhubarb, spring onions, and tender lettuces. Within just a few weeks, the bounty has expanded exponentially and, before too long, those connected to a crop share or whose market basket is perhaps a bit too accommodating may be wondering:

Just what should I do with fennel? And how can I possibly consume all of this spinach?

Tricia Cornell comes to the rescue in Eat More Vegetables, 135 recipes arranged seasonally to correspond with our northern plenty, from a refreshing cold beet soup in the heat of summer to a healthy and comforting butternut squash chili for cold winter nights; from zucchini fritters any kid will love to an adults-only melon-vodka slushie. But this book brings value far beyond creative recipes. Introductions to the many vegetables, fruits, and herbs stacked on farmers' tables and in the grocery store help home cooks see delicious possibilities in kale, cabbage, or tomatoes, while tips for preparation and storage encourage us to make the most of our growing season and extend the goods through fall and into winter, until the markets open up once again.

Edible Twin Cities: The Cookbook
Edible Twin Cities
The Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 1402785577

Our fourth cookbook in the Edible series travels to the Twin Cities, where eating local is a way of life and the people live "clean and green." There, a special bond connects the rural growers of Minnesota and nearby Western Wisconsin with the urban farmers' markets and co-ops, resulting in one of the largest sustainable food communities in the county. Meet the area's foodies-the chefs, growers, shop owners--who uphold organic ideals, and savor more than 100 recipes featuring local fare, like Butternut Squash Pancakes, crispy Scandinavian Flatbread, Layered Vegetable Torte, Salsa Verde Beef Stew, and more