Heartland: The Cookbook by Judith Fertig

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Notes about this book

  • robm on April 08, 2011

    A handsomely illustrated cookbook featuring delectable recipes from the American Midwest, a somewhat overlooked region, by a veteran regional author.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Great lakes "chowda"

    • emiliang on January 01, 2013

      Packed with flavor and easy to prepare, this is a hearty dish that fills you up on a cold night and impressive enough for guests. For true Midwestern flavor, I would stick with fresh corn over frozen and smoked whitefish over fresh. The bacon is traditional but a healthier and equally flavorful substitute is butter accompanied by 1-2 tsp porcini powder, a dash or two of soy sauce, and a few drops of liquid smoke.

  • Grilled duck breast with wild rice-dried cherry pilaf

    • kateiscoooking on July 16, 2017

      What a fabulous twist on duck and fruit. I used the sorghum and was really glad I did. Wound up marinating the whole breast. Perfect!

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Reviews about this book

  • Fine Cooking

    ...celebrates the kitchens of the contemporary heartland with 150 recipes that combine local traditions with a touch of modern sophistication.

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  • Oregonian

    Fertig's copious sidebars reveal the history behind many beloved festivals and small-town institutions. She gives the sense that rural America is not dying, but galvanizing its forces...

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Reviews about Recipes in this Book

  • Tangy radish rye flatbread

    • Lisa Is Cooking

      Fresh, early spring flavors of radish and green garlic and a thin layer of rich cheese were complemented nicely by the rye flatbread with caraway, cocoa, and molasses.

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  • ISBN 10 1449400574
  • ISBN 13 9781449400576
  • Published Apr 12 2011
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publishers Text

Although much of the nation is only beginning to embrace the farm-to-table movement, residents of the Midwest have been living off the bounty of the land since the pioneer days. Judith Fertig's Heartland melds contemporary cooking with an authentic and appreciative approach to the land, presenting 150 recipes for farm-bounty fare with a modern twist. With a focus on ethnic food traditions as well as seasonal and local flavors of artisan producers, heirloom ingredients, and heritage meats, Heartland embraces the spirit and flavors of the modern farmhouse. Inside, offerings such as Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup, No-Knead Caraway Rye Bread, and Brew Pub Planked Cheeses comingle with recipes such as Wild Rice Soup with Flyover Duck Confit, Heartland Daube with White Cheddar Polenta, and Italian Fig Cookies.

In addition to the mouthwatering recipes and time-proven wisdom, Heartland includes an ample mix of humorous storytelling, literary and cooking references, and lush full-color landscape and food photography that showcases the heart of American cooking from the nation's heartland.

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