The Contributors

  • TIMOTHY BASCOM on peach cobbler | Kansas
  • DOUGLAS BAUER on agrarian work and kitchen chores on his family farm | Iowa
  • MELANIE BENJAMIN on fried biscuits and the Indy 500 | Indiana
  • ELIZABETH BERG on the disappearance of meatloaf and family dinnertime | Minnesota
  • BONNIE JO CAMPBELL on the evening milking chores and homemade fudge | Michigan
  • ANNE DIMOCK on the appetite for rhubarb kuchen | Minnesota
  • STUART DYBEK on the Chicago stockyards unmasked | Illinois
  • SHERRIE FLICK on friendships and bar food in the conservative middle of the Plains | Nebraska
  • PHYLLIS FLORIN on the immigrant’s farm kitchen | Minnesota
  • GALE GAND on Judy Schad, master cheese-maker | Indiana
  • CAROL MIGHTON HADDIX on Midwestern tamales | Illinois
  • SUE HUBBELL on the overland quest for pie | Missouri
  • Midwest States
  • JEREMY JACKSON on lemon pie and church basement suppers | Iowa
  • THOM JONES on the General Mills cake-mix line | Illinois
  • LORNA LANDVIK on dieting the State Fair way | Minnesota
  • JOHN MARKUS on fried foods-on-a-stick at the county fair | Ohio
  • ROBIN MATHER on old-time apples and simple values | Michigan
  • PETER MEEHAN on modernist cuisine and Kraft Mac and Cheese | Illinois
  • JACQUELYN MITCHARD on sweet corn | Wisconsin
  • ROBERT OLMSTEAD on Cincinnati 5-way chili and the Aztec civilization | Ohio
  • MOLLY O’NEILL on the heartland as the center of the next food revolution | Ohio
  • HARRY MARK PETRAKIS on the sorrows of a short-order cook | Illinois
  • DONNA PIERCE on the Black Migration and cooking soul food | Missouri
  • PETER SAGAL on the foie gras ban | Illinois
  • MARY KAY SHANLEY on the ritual of Thanksgiving on the family farm | Iowa
  • MICHAEL STERN on craving Chicago Italian beef | Illinois
  • JULES VAN-DYCK DOBOS on running a food truck in a Big Ten town | Michigan
  • BONNY WOLF on the made-in-Minnesota Bundt pan | Minnesota
  • PEGGY WOLFF on Scandinavian fish boils | Wisconsin
  • JON YATES on the fried pork tenderloin sandwich | Iowa