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New Prairie Kitchen profiles 25 of the most exciting and groundbreaking chefs, farmers, and producers of artisanal goods from Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. Their personal stories are interspersed with more than 50 chef-contributed recipes that range from refreshingly simple to exquisitely gourmet. Organized by season, New Prairie Kitchen will transport readers to a revitalized Midwestern heartland where traditional favorites interweave with inspiring new flavors and techniques.
Author Summer Miller introduces readers to the phenomenal talent emerging from America's breadbasket: farms that grow asparagus thick as your thumb and tender as a strawberry; dairies that produce fresh, natural milks and cheeses; and nationally recognized restaurants that make these mouthwatering ingredients into edible art. Pioneering chefs across the prairie have taken an old-meets-new approach to their cuisine, sourcing traditional staples from local sustainable farms, and incorporating them into recipes in new and thrilling ways.
Beautiful full-color photography and terrific storytelling will lead readers through a wonderful diversity of cooking styles and recipes sure to appeal to any palate. New Prairie Kitchen will reveal a fresh take on farm-to-table cooking and inspire Americans from coast to coast to try everything the prairie has to offer.
Summer Miller is an award-winning journalist who has written for SAVEUR, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Edible Omaha, and AAA Living. In her former life she worked as a humanitarian aid worker in South Africa, served as editor-in-chief of The Reader, Omaha's oldest A&E newsweekly, and spent time as a public relations manager for a leading telecommunications company. She is a lifelong resident of the Omaha metro area. She lives with her husband, Steve, and their children, Jackson and Juniper.
Dana Damewood received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003. Her nationally recognized work in fine art portraiture has been displayed in many gallery exhibitions. She also owns a portrait and wedding business. She lives in Omaha, NE.
Table of Contents
The Musser Family, Milton Creamery Milton, IA
Maggie Pleskac, Maggie’s Vegetarian Café Lincoln, NE
Nick Strawhecker, Dante Ristorante and Pizzeria Omaha, NE
Bryce Coulton, The French Bulldog Omaha, NE
Clayton Chapman, The Grey Plume Omaha, NE
David Vetter, Grain Place Foods Marquette, NE
Paul Kulik, The Boiler Room Omaha, NE
George Formaro, Centro Des Moines, IA
Michael Haskett, M.B. Haskett Sioux Falls, SD
Kevin Loth and Charuth van Beuzekom, Shadow Brook Farm & Dutch Girl Creamery Lincoln, NE
Doug and Krista Dittman, Branched Oak Farm Raymond, NE
Charlotte and John Hamburger, Back Alley Bakery Hastings, NE
Kevin Shinn, Bread and Cup Lincoln, NE
Terra and Matthew Hall, Rhizosphere Farm Missouri Valley, IA
George and Emily Johnson, George Paul Vinegar Cody, NE
Larry Cleverley, Cleverley Farm Mingo, IA
Jim and Renee Small, Small’s Fruit Farm Mondamin, IA
John Wesselius, The Cornucopia Sioux Center, IA
Kristine Moberg, Queen City Bakery Sioux Falls, SD