In winter's kitchen Growing roots and breaking bread in the northern heartland

Beth Dooley

Book - 2015

"In Winter's Kitchen reveals how a food movement with deep roots in the Heartland--our first food co-ops, most productive farmland, and the most storied agricultural scientists hail from the region--isn't only thriving, it's presenting solutions that could feed a country, rather than just a smattering of neighborhoods and restaurants. Using the story of one thanksgiving meal, Dooley discovers that a locally-sourced winter diet is more than a possibility: it can be delicious,&...quot;

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Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions 2015.
First edition
Physical Description
336 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-333).
Main Author
Beth Dooley (author)
  • Introduction: Do You Know Where You Are?
  • Apples
  • Wheat
  • Potatoes
  • Beans and Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Cranberries
  • Chestnuts
  • Corn
  • Milk
  • Butter and Cheese
  • Turkey
  • Wild Rice
  • Epilogue: Cooking My Way Home
  • Recipes
  • Notes
  • Further Reading.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

In this homage to local food, Dooley paints an exquisite portrait of Minnesota and those who call it home. Arriving from New Jersey as a young woman, the author learns to absorb the culinary traditions of her new home. Each of Dooley's 12 chapters showcases a different local food such as apples, wheat, chestnuts, cranberries, corn, wild rice, and sweet potatoes. The author includes a few recipes but explains that this is not a cookbook; rather, it is the story of the author building relationships with the "small, independent farmers, processors, and chefs" who make their living building and contributing to local economies throughout the Upper Midwest. Dooley's narrative weaves in ideas surrounding our broken food system and explores how we can begin make changes. When confronted with the persistent question of whether local foods can ever really feed the world, Dooley responds that the locavore system's "highest consideration is the future, not the immediate impact on the bottom line." (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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