This month I dove into “Kitchens of the Great Midwest” by J. Ryan Stradal. I had been waiting to read this novel for some time. My name was number 62 on the waitlist at the library when I finally caved and purchased it at Eagle Harbor Books on the island. This story is a vibrant, funny and emotional tale. Even more than that, it felt like such an original read. Each chapter is a new stage of foodie Eva Thorvald’s life, as told from the perspective of different people within her life. I highly recommend this book for food lovers and readers alike. It’s pure enjoyment.
Favorite quote: “She’s told me that even though you won’t meet her tonight, she’s telling you her life story through the ingredients in this meal, and although you won’t shake her hand, you’ve shared her heart. Now please, continue eating and drinking, and thank you again.”
-J. Ryan Stradal, Kitchens of the Great Midwest
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