The Steger Homestead Kitchen: Simple Recipes for an Abundant Life

The Steger Homestead Kitchen: Simple Recipes for an Abundant Life

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Personal and simple, earthy and warm--recipes and stories from the Steger Wilderness Center in Minnesota's north woods

The Steger Homestead Kitchen is an inspiring and down-to-earth collection of meals and memories gathered at the Homestead, the home of the Arctic explorer and environmental activist Will Steger, located in the north woods near Ely, Minnesota. Founded in 1988, the Steger Wilderness Center was established to model viable carbon-neutral solutions, teach ecological stewardship, and address climate change. In her role as the Homestead's chef, Will's niece Rita Mae creates delicious and hearty meals that become a cornerstone experience for visitors from all over the world, nourishing them as they learn and share their visions for a healthy and abundant future.

Now, with this new book, home chefs can make Rita Mae's simple, hearty meals to share around their own homestead tables. Interwoven with dozens of mouth-watering recipes--for generous breakfasts (Almond Berry Griddlecakes), warming lunches (Northwoods Mushroom Wild Rice Soup), elegant dinners (Spatchcock Chicken with Blueberry Maple Glaze), desserts (Very Carrot Cake), and snacks (Steger Wilderness Bars)--are Will Steger's exhilarating stories of epic adventures exploring the Earth's most remote and endangered regions.

The Steger Homestead Kitchen opens up the Wilderness Center's hospitality, its heart and hearth, providing the practical advice and inspiration to cook up a good life in harmony with nature.

Author: Will Steger, Beth Dooley, Rita Mae Steger
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Published: 02/01/2022
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.60lbs
Size: 10.10h x 7.30w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781517909741

Review Citation(s):
Shelf Awareness 02/01/2022

About the Author

Will Steger, explorer and environmental educator, is founder of Climate Generation and the Steger Wilderness Center and winner of the National Geographic John Oliver La Gorce Medal.

Rita Mae Steger is a chef and musician who runs the Steger Wilderness Center's food program.

Beth Dooley is a James Beard Award-winning author and coauthor of several cookbooks, including The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen (Minnesota, 2017), and a memoir, In Winter's Kitchen.