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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Janine MacLachlan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Janine runs a cooking school in Chicago. She splits her time between a farm in Michigan and a loft in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Opened the Rustic Kitchen cooking school in Chicago kitchen to put personal recipes to use. She was contributing editor for the ''Slow Food Gu''ide to Chicago and ''Celebrated Chefs''. Her writing and recipes have appeared in ''Relish'', ''Midwest Living'', ''Country Home'' (may she rest in peace), ''Rural Life'' and more than 14 Tribune Company newspapers. She has cooked up custom recipes for oatmeal, milk, cheese, mushrooms and other delicious ingredients.

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Titles At Your Library

Farmers' Markets of the Heartland (Heartland Foodways)
ISBN: 0252078632

University of Illinois Press. 2012

In this splendidly illustrated book, food writer and self-described farm groupie Janine MacLachlan embarks on a tour of seasonal markets and farmstands throughout the Midwest, sampling local flavors from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. She conducts delicious research as she meets farmers, tastes their food, and explores how their businesses thrive in the face of an industrial food supply. She tells the stories of a pair of farmers growing specialty crops on a few acres of northern Michigan for just a few months out of the year, an Ohio cattle farm that has raised heritage beef since 1820, and a Minnesota farmer who tirelessly champions the Jimmy Nardello sweet Italian frying pepper. Along the way, she savors vibrant red carrots, slurpy peaches, vast quantities of specialty cheeses, and some of the tastiest pie to cross anyone's lips.
Informed by debates about eating local, seasonal crops, organic farming, sanitation, and biodiversity, Farmers' Markets of the Heartland tantalizes with special recipes from farm-friendly chefs and dozens of luscious color photographs that will inspire you to harvest the homegrown flavors in your own neighborhood.

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