Amy Thielen

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Manoomin and the Beavers

The real word for real wild rice is the Ojibwe one: manoomin. It grows naturally in my front yard, and has done so as long as there have been beavers living and working in Indian Creek; in other words, for ages. Every spring we can hear our neighbors upcreek trying to blast… MORE >

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The New Midwestern Table

“In hybridizing her northern prairie–übercool grandma meets modernist-craftsman gastronaut, she has defined the food of our ‘place’ in a way that’s never been done before. Beautifully written, culturally meaningful, and loaded with brilliant cookery, The New Midwestern Table dances on a wire with one foot in the twenty-first century and the other in the nineteenth.” — Andrew Zimmern

With 200 recipes that herald a revival in the region’s cuisine and 150 color photographs capturing these fresh-from-the-land dishes and the striking beauty of the terrain, this cookbook will cause any home cook to fall in love with the captivating flavors of the American heartland.

Available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and iBookStore.



Heartland Table

Heartland Table, an instructional cooking show shot in Amy’s house in northern Minnesota, and co-produced by Lidia Bastianich’s Tavola and Random House Studio, debuted on Food Network in September, 2013.....


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