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A Culinary History of Iowa

September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

What comes to mind when you think of Iowa food? Everyone has an Iowa food story and Iowa author Darcy Maulsby will bring these stories to life on Thursday, September 21 at the Orange City Public Library during a free program and book signing starting at 6:30 p.m.

During her fun and interactive program, Maulsby will serve up fascinating tidbits and cooking tips related to more than 150 years of Iowa cuisine, from all corners of the state, with stories that include Iowa’s classic breaded pork tenderloins, church dinners, the Iowa State Fair, Archie’s Waeside steakhouse in LeMars, the historic Younkers Tea Room, Laura Ingalls Wilder and more. Discover how Iowa’s delectable cuisine is quintessentially Midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences.

Want to know where in Iowa you can dine at a James Beard award-winning steakhouse? Any idea where to find Iowa’s own distinctive style of potato chips, which might be the world’s best chips? What if you want to step back in time and enjoy a slice of homemade pie at an Iowa icon that first opened in 1852?  You’ll pass the test with flying colors—and impress your friends—when you delve into Iowa’s culinary history.

“Even those who are well acquainted with Iowa food lore are sure to find something new and interesting,” said Julie Goodrich, who wrote a review of “A Culinary History of Iowa” for the September/October 2016 issue of Iowa History Journal. “Go on an adventure with this fun, fascinating and tasty tale of culinary traditions that weave through Iowa’s past and present.”

Signed copies of “A Culinary History of Iowa” will be available during the event, along with Maulsby’s unique postcard collections featuring rural Iowa images and favorite vintage photos from the Culinary History of Iowa book.


September 21, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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