OWN A SLICE OF WISCONSIN'S CULINARY HISTORY TODAY
The Wisconsin Historical Society Press announces the release of "The Flavor of Wisconsin: An Informal Guide to Food and Eating in the Badger State" (ISBN: 978-0-87020-404-3; $29.95) by Harva Hatchen and Terese Allen, a revised and expanded version of the classic Midwest cookbook.
Twenty-five years after its publication, "The Flavor of Wisconsin" remains the authoritative history of Wisconsin's culinary traditions. Author Harva Hachten produced a truly remarkable exploration of "the taste of this place," pairing fascinating essays on our state's food history with more than 400 carefully chosen recipes from Wisconsin kitchens past and present — from lefse to pierogi, Cornish pasties to Chippewa wild rice, fruit soup to sauerbraten.
Now, in a long-awaited revised edition, regional food expert Terese Allen widens the lens, introducing new topics, expanding on others, and connecting the historical dots of the state's magnificently rich food history. Allen weaves the story to the present and sheds light on newer aspects of food and cooking, including the explosion of farmers' markets; organic farming and sustainability; the slow food movement; artisanal cheeses, breads, and other foods; and how relatively recent immigrants have contributed to Wisconsin's food scene. Along with the book's original recipes, new recipes reflect the continually evolving nature of the flavor of Wisconsin.
"This collection of food stories, photographs, and recipes from the Badger State is fascinating, a wondrous array of kitchen stories, some hidden, some classic. From logging camps to grandma's sand tarts, from butchers grinding buck sausage for deer hunters to dairy queen beauties promoting smoked carp at the State Fair, from the hops craze of the 1860s to Asian greens at the farmers' market this weekend in Milwaukee, 'The Flavor of Wisconsin' is a page turner, a book you'll want to cook." —Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, NPR's Kitchen Sisters
Media: For review copies of the book, or author or book photos or book event information, please contact Melanie Roth, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 816 State St., Madison, Wis. 53706; (608) 264-6465; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wisconsin Historical Society Press, publishing since 1855, is the state's oldest publisher. ###