Greatly expanded and revised, this cookbook is for anyone who appreciates the right combination of fresh ingredients cooked in a simple fashion resulting in fantastic eating that tickles your palate and enlivens your senses! Iowa Innkeepers love to cook and share their wonderful recipes with others. They use fresh seasonal, local, ingredients and turn them into mouth-watering delicious Main Dishes, Wine Dishes, Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Desserts. In America’s Heartland, they are embracing a great culinary tradition, and the indigenous cuisine cooked in an ordinary fashion to produce typical Midwestern fare.
The cookbook is divided into categories for easily locating various recipes. There are recipes for hot or cold weather, from light starters or desserts to hot and filling. In addition to the wide range of original, and some handed-down recipes, the book also includes hints, tips, and valuable information for the taste-conscious cook.
You will also find recipes shared from the personal collections of Iowa wineries and innkeepers that call for wine to enhance the flavor of the dish. Many of these recipes even give you the name of the specific wine that adds just the right flavoring to the recipe. At the beginning of the book is a listing of resources for Iowa products, and the back of the book includes a listing of all Iowa wineries as well as a directory of outstanding Iowa bed and breakfast inns.