minnesotaDishing Up Minnesota contains 150 recipes from the land of 10,000 lakes.  I haven’t yet been to Minnesota, but hopefully I will make it there one day! Turns out there are actually more like 11.842 lakes in Minnesota – but 10,000 is such a nice round number.  It’s no surprise that a lot of the recipes included are seafood.  There are also several recipes with mushrooms and many, many based on vegetables and fruit.  I also didn’t realize that Minnesota made its own Maple Syrup as well! Of course, my favorite chapter was the ones with the burgers and chicken! Boy do the roasted smashed red river potatoes with sage and bacon sound good too!

This book is a great way to learn more about the state as well as try out tons of tasty recipes!!

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About the Book

These 150 mouthwatering recipes, contributed by some of Minnesota’s best chefs, farmers, and foragers and accompanied by gorgeous photography, celebrate the state’s outstanding and unique cuisine. You’ll find dishes featuring fish from the lakes as well as morels and chanterelles, wild blueberries, wild game, beef and bison, orchard fruits, berries, dairy products, and much more. There are recipes inspired by German, Scandinavian, East Asian, and African traditions, as well as dishes from fairs and food trucks. There’s something here for everyone, from Carrot Risotto and Dry-Fried Sugar Snap Peas to North Shore Fish Cakes; Wild Cherry Jelly; Northland Venison Burger with Wild Rice; Bison, Bacon & Cheddar Meatballs; Busy-Day Pho; Egg Coffee; Gravlax; Varmland Potato Sausage; Hmong Chicken Larb; Tater Tot Nachos; Thai Peanut Caramel Popcorn; Honey Pecan Pie; Classic Pound Cake with Cardamom; and Apple Dessert Hotdish.