Pure Michigan Book: A Sneak Peek
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Eating fresh and local
There's no better way to discover the essence and spirit of a place than through its local foods and wines, and Michigan offers some of the richest food experiences anywhere. Pure Michigan® celebrates and captures those unique flavors.
Click ahead for a look at some of the pages in this full-color hardcover book, which sells for $29.95. Order by clicking on the link below or calling 800/678-5752 (source code: MWLMICH). See sample recipes on slide 7!
Test Kitchen-approved recipes
More than 60 Test Kitchen-approved recipes and hundreds of restaurant and travel recommendations from the experts at Midwest Living® magazine bring you the best of Pure Michigan. Recipes bring one of the country's top food scenes into your kitchen with cutting-edge creations, as well as classics, from premier chefs.
Michigan's vibrant food scene gets richer by the day as an innovative generation of chefs joins established masters. Blending talent and passion, these chefs are reinventing menus with an emphasis on the bounty of the state's lakes, orchards and farms.
Pure Michigan's "Pure Innovation" chapter features recipes such as Dark-Banana Cream Chocolate Tart (left), a specialty of chef Craig Common, owner of The Common Grill in Chelsea.
Cherries, blueberries, grapes, asparagus and other homegrown favorites inspire fresh, unique cuisine and wines that are making the culinary world take notice.
In Pure Michigan's "Pure Inspiration" chapter, you'll come along to farmers markets, you-pick farms, restaurants that rely on the best of this bounty and wineries across the Great Lakes State. Recipes, such as the Cherry Chili (left) from Cherry Republic, bring these exceptional flavors home.
Food fuels Michigan's vacation heritage. Take the ferry to historic Mackinac Island, and eat the best fudge on the planet. Hike, bike, hunt or snowmobile the Upper Peninsula, and dine on hearty pasties and woodland morels.
Try the recipes in Pure Michigan's "Pure Tradition" chapter--such as Brats and Beer Cheddar Chowder (left)--when you need some of that traditional Michigan spirit at home.
Pure Michigan is much more than just recipes. It's also a guide to places we've come to love during 25 years of traveling the Midwest. Each chapter contains travel recommendations from the experts at Midwest Living magazine--ideas on what to do, where to stay and where to eat.
See three of our recipes now, including the Lemon and Dill Walleye Sandwiches pictured at left.