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    • Kitchens of the Great Midwest

    • A Novel
    • By: J. Ryan Stradal
    • Narrated by: Amy Ryan, Michael Stuhlbarg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 724
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 651

    Kitchens of the Great Midwest is about a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes the iconic chef behind the country's most coveted dinner reservation. When Lars Thorvald's wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine - and a dashing sommelier - he's left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He's determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter - starting with puréed pork shoulder. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So satisfying

    • By Laura Schnoor on 09-03-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Kitchens of the Great Midwest

    • By: J. Ryan Stradal
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Thorburn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Who is Eva Thorvald? To her single father, a chef, she's a pint-sized recipe tester and the love of his life. To the chili chowdown contestants of Cook County, Illinois, she's a fire-eating demon. To the fashionable foodie goddess of supper clubs, she's a wanton threat. She's an enigma, a secret ingredient that no one can put their finger on. Eva will surprise everyone. On the day before her eleventh birthday, she's cultivating chili peppers in her wardrobe like a pro.

    Regular price: $21.31