June book pick – Heirloom recipes

June book pick – Heirloom recipes

In recent years, an explosion of interest in old fashioned varieties of fruits and vegetables has given rise to books, retail stores, catalogs, and websites devoted to heirloom garden seeds. Heirloom Flavor: Yesterday’s Best-Tasting Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs for Today’s Cook, is one recent book on the subject.

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Italian Olive Salad

Italian Olive Salad

In 1902, the first Italian-Americans arrived in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Read more about their contributions to Mineral Point history in the article Italian Food and Culture in Mineral Point. For this issue of Kitchen & Culture, we feature a recipe for Italian Olive Salad graciously shared by Renee Dahl.

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Kitchen and Culture – Genoa Minestrone Soup

Kitchen and Culture – Genoa Minestrone Soup

Mary Mangardi McGuire, a descendent of the first Italians to settle in Mineral Point in the early 20th Century has generously shared information and stories for our Italians in Mineral Point page. As part of the project, here is Mary’s recipe for Genoa Minestrone Soup.

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Pumpkin Pudding

Pumpkin Pudding

With fresh farm ingredients available in abundance, fall is the time to try heirloom recipes. This one, for “Pumpkin Pudding,” is from the 1840 cookbook Directions for Cookery in Its Various Branches, by Miss Leslie.

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