A Cook's Journey: Slow Food in the Heartland (Hardcover)

Slow Food in the Heartland

By Kurk Michael Friese

Ice Cube Books, 9781888160369, 179pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008



ese's expedition explores and explains the Slow Food movement throughout the American Midwest. If you haven't heard of the Slow Food movement this book will be an eye-opener for you. If you are aware of Slow Food you will be amazed and pleased to learn of the remarkable diversity that this region of the country is providing. Brick oven cooking and traditional Prosciutto in Iowa; micro-breweries in Ann Arbor and St. Louis; smoked lake trout on the shore of Lake Superior; food experts in Minnesota's twin cities and Madison, Wisconsin; exciting ventures in food security and quality in Oklahoma, Nebraska, North and South Dakota; family recipes from Italy in Kansas City; even the rebirth of Al Capone's prohibition rye whiskey. An insightful, inspiring collection that also includes relevant, mouth-watering recipes by the author and the folks featured in this Chef 's remarkable journey. This exploration into the Heartland is not to be missed.