A Culinary History of Missouri: Foodways & Iconic Dishes of the Show-Me State

    Go back in time with award-winning historian and culinary writer Suzanne Corbett and food and travel writer Deborah Reinhardt as they share more than 80 recipes, from breads to main entrees and desserts.
    The co-authors trace the history of Missouri from the precolonial Native Americans to present day by examining the foods that were eaten in the Show-Me state over hundreds of years.
    Discover how hardscrabble Ozark farmers launched a tomato canning industry and how a financially strapped widow, Irma Rombauer, would forever change how cookbooks were written.
    Follow the evolution of iconic dishes such as Kansas City burnt ends, St. Louis gooey butter cake and Springfield cashew chicken and learn about the many ethnic backgrounds that played a role in Missouri’s cuisine. Bon appetit!

    Books available from Left Bank Books: https://www.left-bank.com/book/9781467150361

    Presented by the St. Louis County Library and HEC Media.