Kitchens of the Great Midwest (Large Print / Library Binding)
Kitchens of the Great Midwest is a funny and moving novel that skewers foodies and non-foodies with equal abandon and equal affection. Stradal's story of a reclusive super-chef and the family and friends in her orbit is perfect summer reading for anyone who likes their food and their satire served up spicy. Call it What'd You Eat, Bernadette?— David
August 2015 Indie Next List
“In the story of Midwestern chef savant Eva Thorvald and the people -- and foods -- that touch her life, Stradal has created a picture of the American foodie revolution of the past 25 years and of its intersections with class, economics, family, and culture. Along with irresistible characters and stories, this is a novel about the potential that food and cooking offer for joy and empowerment, for snobbery and shame, and for identity and reinvention. Beautifully structured and affectionately and hilariously written, this is a novel that -- like Thorvald's exclusive pop-up supper club -- everyone is going to be talking about!”
— Jessica Stockton Bagnulo (M), Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
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 pur ed pork shoulder.