The pride of the Upper Midwest shines through in The Lake Michigan Cottage Cookbook, a collection of recipes from Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana from Amelia Levin. Home cooks head to Door County, nicknamed “Cape Cod of the Midwest,” for recipes that herald the region’s Scandinavian roots. Sheboygan’s traditional German fare shines through in dishes like Beer-Braised Bratwurst and Onions and Soft Pretzels with Cheddar and Gouda Beer Sauce. Recipes from the “fruit belt” of southwest Michigan use the bountiful berries and other seasonal fare overflowing at farmers’ markets. Profiles of local restaurants, farms, cafés, chefs, and specialty food shops tell the story of the shoreline. Savory Spoon Cooking School and Wickman House of Ellison Bay are featured representing Door County.
A book signing is scheduled for July 6, 11 am to 1 pm at the Savory Spoon Cooking School, located at 12042 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay.
Levin is a Chicago-based food writer, chef, cookbook author and passionate Midwesterner. She grew up in the Chicago area, vacationed for 30 years in Wisconsin, went to college in Michigan, and has since traveled throughout the entire northern Midwest for both fun and business. She contributes to Edible Chicago magazine and is the food editor at FSR, a trade magazine for full-service restaurants. She is the coauthor of Chicago Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Windy City.