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.
About the Author
Teresa Marrone is the author of several cookbooks, field guides, and regional books. She is very active in her local food scene and has written food-related profiles and features for a variety of magazines. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"This is a cookbook, but also an atlas, a textbook, an operating manual, and a love letter to Minnesota. Inspired by traditions such as camping and Sunday dinners, but also the state’s growing diversity and gourmet status, Teresa Marrone has given us a cook-the-book resource that the other 49 states can only envy."
— Kim Ode, taste writer for Minneapolis Star Tribune and author of Rhubarb Renaissance
"Teresa Marrone shines a light on the best from Minnesota’s deep cold lakes, streams, and rivers, its small organic farms, forests, and prairies. Her recipes are classic and casual and offer a true taste of our new Nordic fare."
— Beth Dooley, author of In Winter’s Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland