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Janine MacLachlan

Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Janine MacLachlan on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Farmers' markets of the heartland /
ISBN: 0252078632 OCLC: 809032419

University of Illinois Press, Urbana : 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. _x000B_