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PeriodicalLarge Print Book
Author Stradal, J. Ryan. author.

Title Kitchens of the great Midwest / J. Ryan Stradal.

Publication Info. Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Main Level  LARGE PRINT FICTION STRADAL    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  LP STR    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  LP STRADAL    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Fiction Large Type  LT F STRADAL    Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  LP STRADAL    Check Shelf
Edition Center Point Large Print Edition.
Description 446 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Physical Medium large print rda
Note "A novel"--cover.
"Center Point large print edition general fiction"--p. [4] cover.
Summary 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.
Subject Women cooks -- Fiction.
Single fathers -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Runaway wives -- Fiction.
Gourmets -- Fiction.
Cooking, Scandinavian -- Fiction.
Celebrity chefs -- Fiction.
Food -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Minnesota -- Fiction.
Middle West -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
Women cooks. (OCoLC)fst01177534
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 9781628996753 (library binding : alk. paper)
1628996757 (library binding : alk. paper)
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