Heartland Foodways


Acquiring Editor: Marika Christofides
Series Editor: Bruce Kraig

The Heartland Foodways series seeks to encourage and publish book-length works that define and celebrate Midwestern food traditions and practices. The series is open to foods from seed to plate and to foodways that have found a home in the Midwest.

Editorial Board:

Professor Gary Fine, Northwestern University
Professor Robert Launay, Northwestern University
Yvonne Lockwood, Michigan State University Museum
Professor Lucy Long, Bowling Green State University
Rachelle H. Saltzman, Oregon Folklife Network

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link to catalog page, Baking Powder Wars

Baking Powder Wars

The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking

Author: Linda Civitello
Pub Date: June 2017

A microhistory of America's main ingredient   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Chicago Food Encyclopedia Author: Edited by Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen
Pub Date: September 2017

All things food--except ketchup--in the City of the Big Appetites   learn more...

link to catalog page, Local Vino

Local Vino

The Winery Boom in the Heartland

Author: James R. Pennell
Pub Date: March 2017

A nose-to-finish portrait of a midwestern business culture in ferment   learn more...

link to catalog page, Midwest Maize

Midwest Maize

How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland

Author: Cynthia Clampitt
Pub Date: March 2015

A vital crop's impact on human history, industry, and eating   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Perfect Pint's Beer Guide to the Heartland Author: Michael Agnew
Pub Date: MAY 2014

A region-wide guide to the dynamic Midwestern craft beer scene   learn more...

link to catalog page, From the Jewish Heartland

From the Jewish Heartland

Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways

Author: Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: February 2013

Uncovering the vibrant culinary culture of Jewish cooking in the Midwest   learn more...

link to catalog page, Farmers' Markets of the Heartland Author: Janine MacLachlan
Pub Date: May 2012

A visual feast of the Midwest's homegrown bounty   learn more...