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Midwestern Culinary Memories Become Ingredients For Novel

Foodie and author J. Ryan Stradal grew up in Lutheran-Church-Minnesota, and his memories of the Midwest have a lot to do with the casseroles and fruit bars he enjoyed as a kid.

His novel, “Kitchens Of The Great Midwest,” mines those memories, and takes readers on a culinary journey through the church bazars and bake offs of the American midlands. He speaks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young.

Hear our original interview with J. Ryan Stradal from August 2015

Read an excerpt from Stradal’s  book, “Kitchens Of The Great Midwest” 

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J. Ryan Stradal, author “Kitchens Of The Great Midwest.” He tweets @jryanstradal.

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