On Saturday I watched a new cooking show on Food Network called Heartland Table.
What's so special about that?
Well, the show is filmed near Park Rapids, by Amy Thielen who was born and raised here. I was looking forward to her first episode all week, and it did not disappoint!
It was fun to see the familiar scenery, hear her talk about her family and friends, and watch her cook familiar dishes. I especially enjoyed the segment on Blueberry Pie. Her Grandma taught her how to make pie, and it reminded me of my mom teaching me. I pinned the recipe here.
She has a new cookbook coming out called, The New Midwestern Table. I read about it at the Plains Art Museum website."Thielen heralds a fresh take on heartland cooking, modernizing and refining the Midwestern dishes that she grew up with while also unearthing local gems from across the region." It's on my Christmas wish list.
I'm looking forward to the next episode!
If you want to check her out, here is the link to her website, Sourtooth.