Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook: Iconic Fare and Nostalgia from Landmark Eateries

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$24.95  $23.20
Publisher
Globe Pequot Press
Publish Date
Pages
240
Dimensions
7.4 X 9.2 X 0.6 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781493006342

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About the Author
Midwest travel, regional foods, German heritage and environmental sustainability are Mary Bergin's writing specialties. The lifelong professional journalist boasts decades of newspaper work as an editor and reporter. Her weekly, syndicated and award winning "Roads Traveled" columns began in 2002. The Chicago Tribune frequently publishes Mary's work in its travel section. Wisconsin Public Radio counts her among its travel experts. Her freelance work is a featured case study in the college textbook Travel Journalism: On the Road with Serious Intent by Professor John Greenman at the University of Georgia. The Wisconsin native lives in Madison. The Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook is her fifth book. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and Midwest Travel Writers Association. Learn more about her at marybergin.com and roadstraveled.com.
Reviews
While supper clubs are little-known in much of the country, they thrive in the upper Midwest, a fact proven in Mary Bergin's Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook. Here are recipes for hearty food and stout drinks along with vivid descriptions of the supper-club dining experience, including Friday fish fries and Saturday prime rib as well as old-fashioned cocktails and after-dinner ice-cream libations. For those of us who prize culinary tradition, the charm of this book goes beyond enticing recipes. Mary Bergin has created a glorious tribute to a uniquely American way of going out to eat.--Michael Stern, Roadfood.com
If it's Thursday, it's prime rib, and, if you're lucky, still a Wisconsin supper club near you, and now, on any day of the week there's Mary Bergin's wonderful Wisconsin Super Club Cookbook to keep the home fires burning and a great tradition going! Michael Feldman, Whad'ya Know? show host, Wisconsin Public Radio
Mary Bergin's Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook is an understated title. If you never prepare one recipe, it remains a worthy guide to Wisconsin's regional supper clubs. Bergin offers salient histories to convey why customers loyally embrace these clubs as community treasures. Someday, you may wish to prepare those recipes to remember when and recapture a memory. Catherine Lambrecht, Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance
A hungry traveler's road map, menu and history, Bergin's book satisfies like a Wisconsin supper club dinner plating up heaping portions of distinctive, Badger State dining culture and recipes sided with tasty tidbits on the supper club's influence shaping social legacy, local lore and the Midwestern comfort food life. Dig in and come back for more! -- Kit Bernardi, KitTravels.com and Midwest Living Magazine Contributing Editor and Writer"