Looking for gift ideas to warm the heart and please the palate? Pure Michigan: Eating Fresh and Local in the Great Lakes State, published by Midwest Living, offers up more than 150 pages of recipes and features about Michigan's menu of culinary offerings and intriguing foodways. Bake up a Michigan cherry pie for Thanksgiving or try the iconic Upper Peninsula specialty-- the pasty—to feed family and friends on holiday game days. The book is Pure Innovation, Pure Inspiration, Pure Tradition—that’s Pure Michigan –so, turn up the oven and get cookin' for the holidays.
The cookbook features recipes from several Michigan premier restaurant chefs featuring local Michigan ingredients from appetizers to desserts. Cygnus 27 in Grand Rapids, Detroit’s Rattlesnake Club and Trattoria Stella in Traverse City are among the contributors. Home chefs can warm up the kitchen with 60 test kitchen-approved recipes including Three-Alarm Lansing Fire Chili or Mommy’s Pumpkin Pie from national award-winning Sweetie-licious Pie Pantry in DeWitt.
The full-color, hardcover book retails for $29.95, and is available at the Pure Michigan online store at michigan.org.