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Kitchens of the great Midwest: a novel

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"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 Pick "Kitchens of the Great Midwest is a terrific reminder of what can be wrested from suffering and struggle - not only success, but also considerable irony, a fair amount of wisdom and a decent meal."--Jane Smiley, The Guardian As seen on The Skimm : "Warning: this will make you hungry. . . . You won't be able to put it down. And it will up your kitchen game." Kitchens of the Great Midwest, about a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country's most coveted dinner reservation, is the summer's most hotly-anticipated debut.   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.

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Cooking, Scandinavian -- Fiction
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Food -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction
Gourmets -- Fiction
Middle West -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Minnesota -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Runaway wives -- Fiction
Single fathers -- Fiction
Women cooks -- Fiction
title_displayKitchens of the great Midwest : a novel
title_fullKitchens of the Great Midwest A Novel
Kitchens of the great Midwest : a novel / J. Ryan Stradal
title_shortKitchens of the great Midwest
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Cooking, Scandinavian
Fathers and daughters
Fiction
Food
Gourmets
Literature
Mothers and daughters
Psychological aspects
Runaway wives
Single fathers
Social life and customs
Women cooks