The New Prairie Kitchen is a fantastic collection of stories and recipes from Midwest farmers and chefs. Part cookbook, part short story, this book is an ideal coffee table book or gift for anyone who enjoys food and cooking. The stories of the artisans and farmers that accompany the recipes give faces and names to the often anonymous people of the Midwest. In addition to the recipes, the location of where you can buy the specific ingredients is included so if you find yourself in the Heartland, you can pick up from local sellers such as Eggs from Kroul Farms in Iowa or rhubarb from Linda’s Gardens in South Dakota. This book will give you a whole bunch of reasons why the fly-over states are worth a road trip.