Kitchens of the great Midwest : a novel
- 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Kirtland Community College Library||PS 3619 .T73 K58 2015||30775305500580||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780525429142
- ISBN: 052542914X
312 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York, New York : Pamela Dorman Books, Viking, 
- Copyright: ©2015
Subtitle from dust jacket.
|Formatted Contents Note:||Lutefisk -- Chocolate habanero -- Sweet pepper jelly -- Walleye -- Golden bantam -- Venison -- Bars -- The dinner.|
|Summary, etc.:||When Lars Thorvald's wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine -- and a dashing sommelier -- he's left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He's determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter -- starting with puréed pork shoulder. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva's journey as she becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club, culminating in an opulent and emotional feast that's a testament to her spirit and resilience. Each chapter in J. Ryan Stradal's debut tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. Kitchens of the Great Midwest is also an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life -- its missed opportunities and its joyful surprises.|