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The Resource Kitchens of the great Midwest : a novel, J. Ryan Stradal

Kitchens of the great Midwest : a novel, J. Ryan Stradal

Label
Kitchens of the great Midwest : a novel
Title
Kitchens of the great Midwest
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
J. Ryan Stradal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Raised with a sophisticated palate by her single father, Eva learns the culturally rich stories behind a series of Midwestern dishes while becoming the star chef at a legendary restaurant
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2016.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10416117
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stradal, J. Ryan
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women cooks
  • Single fathers
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Runaway wives
  • Gourmets
  • Cooking, Scandinavian
  • Celebrity chefs
  • Food
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Celebrity chefs
  • Cooking, Scandinavian
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Food
  • Gourmets
  • Manners and customs
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Runaway wives
  • Single fathers
  • Women cooks
  • Minnesota
  • Middle West
  • Middle West
  • Minnesota
Target audience
adult
Label
Kitchens of the great Midwest : a novel, J. Ryan Stradal
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lutefisk -- Chocolate habanero -- Sweet pepper jelly -- Walleye -- Golden bantam -- Venison -- Bars -- The dinner
Control code
1091569
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780525429142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525429142
  • (OCoLC)893894918
Label
Kitchens of the great Midwest : a novel, J. Ryan Stradal
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lutefisk -- Chocolate habanero -- Sweet pepper jelly -- Walleye -- Golden bantam -- Venison -- Bars -- The dinner
Control code
1091569
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780525429142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525429142
  • (OCoLC)893894918

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