The Best of the Midwest: Recipes from 32 of America's Finest Restaurants

The Best of the Midwest: Recipes from 32 of America's Finest Restaurants features delicious dishes from acclaimed restaurants from states like Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and more. Restaurants including Old Rittenhouse Inn, Tejas, Z Contemporary Cuisine, Lacorsette, and others are found inside this regional cookbook. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 284 pages. 

Copyright: 1990 

Publisher: Viking Studio Books 

Author: Fred Griffith and Linda Griffith 

ISBN: 9780670825653

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Description: The farmlands of America's Midwest are rich in grain, produce, meat, and poultry; the countryside abounds with wild game, wild mushrooms, fruits, and berries. It is a land of hearty eaters and warm hospitality; the tradition of good, solid American-style cooking is strongly rooted here. But -- as Linda and Fred Griffith discovered on their culinary tour through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio -- something else is cooking in the Midwest today. 

Innovative chefs are taking the best of the tradition—generous portions made with the freshest ingredients and served without pretension -- and concocting menus that would please the most jaded of "bicoastal" gourmets. 

The Best of the Midwest presents the culinary treasures created in thirty-two of the region's best restaurants, offering complete menus, recipes, and informative descriptions of the restaurants' origins and cooking "philosophies." The Griffiths collected recipes from a wide range of eating establishments, including an unusual Mexican-style restaurant in Chicago, a popular Italian restaurant housed in a renovated warehouse in Minneapolis, a Dutch-style inn in Iowa, and a wondrous fried-chicken place in Kansas City. 

With more than 150 recipes, all designed to appeal both to the novice and to the experienced cook, The Best of the Midwest is sure to delight anyone looking for great meals, either at home or while traveling in America's heartland. 


Condition: Good condition. Back jacket's flap is creased. 

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