By Judith Fertig
Andrews McMeel, $35
Long before the notion of farm-to-table became trendy, it was a way of life in the small towns of the Midwest. In this beautiful book, food writer and cookbook author Judith Fertig (a midwesterner herself) celebrates the kitchens of the contemporary heartland with 150 recipes that combine local traditions with a touch of modern sophistication. Along with Farmhouse Butter and Crisp Refrigerator Dill Pickles, Fertig also stocks in her larder with Spoon-Able Strawberry Preserves infused with rosewater and Red Haven Peach Chutney made with sweet peaches, dried cherries, onions, and warm spices. Chapters cover breakfast, breads, hearty dinners, and desserts, and offer items like Sweet Potato Waffles with Whipped Orange Butter, Badlands Bison Chili, and plenty of pie.
|Summer Sangria||Root Beer Funnel Cakes||Baked Eggs with Prociutto and Asiago Cream|