Sense of Place: Food and Cuisine of the Midwest
When it’s not meat and potatoes, it’s…well, it’s still meat and potatoes, except it’s disguised as casserole, soup, or meatloaf!
Meals in the Midwest are a hearty mix of German and Scandinavian cuisines: heavy on the cream and light on the spices. And with this being the birthplace of the potluck dinner, you can be sure that you’re always welcome to pull up a chair.
Communal dinners, church suppers, and potlucks were a big part of life on the frontier. Even today, you can drive through the Midwest and see signs for drop-in church dinners or Friday night fish fries in every small town you come to!
True to style, most of these recipes will feed a crowd or can be frozen for future crowd-feeding.
Ok, Midwesterners, what other foods deserve a place on our list?!