Kitchens of the Great Midwest
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Kitchens of the Great Midwest
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- Kitchens of the Great Midwest
- Statement of responsibility
- J. Ryan Stradal
- trueAdult books for young adults
- trueAmbition in women
- trueDetermination in women
- trueFamily relationships
- trueFood habits
- trueGourmet cooking
- trueGrowing up
- trueMainstream fiction
- trueMiddle West
- trueMultiple perspectives
- trueShort stories
- trueWomen and success
- trueWomen cooks
- "A sweet and savory treat." —People"An impressive feat of narrative jujitsu . . . that keeps readers turning the pages too fast to realize just how ingenious they are."—The New York Times Book Review, Editor's PickKitchens of the Great Midwest is a novel about a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country's most coveted dinner reservation. It was selected as a best book of the year by Amazon, BookPage, LibraryReads, and NPR. 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 startlingly original 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. By turns quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory, Kitchens of the Great Midwest is an unexpected mother-daughter story about the bittersweet nature of life—its missed opportunities and its joyful surprises. It marks the entry of a brilliant new talent
- Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2016.
- LibraryReads Favorites, 2015.
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