Cover for Steinberg: From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways. Click for larger imageThis week’s food column in the Chicago Reader features mini-profiles of five new books including the inaugural volume in our Heartland Foodways series, From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways by Ellen Steinberg and Jack Prost.

“Steinberg and Prost dig deep into the archives to unearth the stories of early settlers struggling to keep kosher on the pioneer trail, rural and small-town Ashkenazim and Sephardim alike adapting old-world cuisines to the bounty of the corn belt…”

The authors have a busy spring planned with interviews scheduled on WGN-TV (May 31), WGN radio (June 8), a presentation at the Printers Row Lit Fest (June 4-5), and other dates TBA.

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