Sada Fretz
January 24, 1992 AT 05:00 AM EST

Heartland: The Best of the Old and the New From Midwest Kitchens

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Marcia Adam
publisher
Clarkson N. Potter
genre
Nonfiction, Cooking/Home

We gave it a B-

More edible Americana. This tribute to Midwestern kitchens, from the author of Cooking From Quilt Country, Heartland: The Best of the Old and the New From Midwest Kitchens is another album of regional fare and blurby writing that mixes recipes with travelogue. The food, on the other hand, is often far removed from heartland roots: As set forth here, Midwestern cooking encompasses a duck dish adapted from a Nantucket cookbook and a cranberry ”salsa” with ingredients only recently available in Wisconsin. Like other regional cookbooks, though, this one features exceptional local foods and famous local dishes, and it brings together recipes from a wide variety of regional cooks. B-

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