In Winter’s Kitchen

In Winter's Kitchen

In Winter’s Kitchen

Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland
Finalist for the Minnesota Book Award

“Personalizes the path from farm to fork with heart and skill. In Winter’s Kitchen is essential reading.”—WALL STREET JOURNAL
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Beth Dooley arrived in Minnesota from her native New Jersey with preconceptions about the Midwestern food scene. Having learned to cook in her grandmother’s kitchen, shopping at farm stands and making preserves, she couldn’t help but wonder, “Do people here really eat swampy broccoli, iceberg lettuce, and fried chicken for lunch everyday?”

These assumptions quickly faded as she began to explore farmers’ markets and the burgeoning co-op scene in the Twin Cities, and eventually discovered a local food movement strong enough to survive the toughest winter. From the husband and wife who run one of the largest organic farms in the region to Native Americans harvesting wild rice, and from award-winning cheesemakers to Hmong immigrant farmers growing the best sweet potatoes in the country, a rich ecosystem of farmers, artisanal producers, and restaurateurs comes richly to life in this fascinating book. In Winter’s Kitchen “personalizes the path from farm to fork with heart and skill” (Wall Street Journal), demonstrating that even in a place with a short growing season, food grown locally and organically can be healthy, community-based, environmentally conscious, and—most of all—delicious.

community supported agriculture, cooking memoir, csa, culinary memoir, family meals, food memoir, holiday meals, living off the land, local farms, local food guides, local food movement, memoir, root vegetables, seasonal cooking, seasonal foods, seasonal produce, sustainable agriculture, sustainable cooking, sustainable diet, traditional cooking, winter local foods
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5.5 × 8.5 × 1 in
16.5 oz
Beth Dooley

Beth Dooley is the author of In Winter’s Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland, a Minnesota Book Award finalist. She has also written six cookbooks, including, with Lucia Watson, Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland (a James Beard Nominee).

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Milkweed Staff – 05/13/2020

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