Local Author Seeks Recipes, Sources for Minnesota Sandwiches Book
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 10, 2010 — James Norton, co-author of The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin and editor of the Heavy Table, has been engaged by the Minnesota Historical Society to write a book about the state’s gastronomic and cultural history. In tandem with a team of writers and photographers, Norton hopes to use food history and gastronomy to open a door to broader topics.
The book will take a look at immigration and culture through the lens of a variety of sandwiches with meaningful Minnesota connections. They include the juicy lucy, the porketta (pictured above), the pasty, the torta, the fried walleye sandwich, the banh mi, the sambusa, the hot dago, the meatloaf sandwich, the beef commercial, the Scandinavian open-faced sandwich, and one or two others.
Norton is seeking information on recipes (particularly heirloom and / or church recipes with stories behind them), cultural and historical connections between the sandwiches and state history, and current masters of sandwich making — the best places to order and eat the sandwiches described in the book.
If you’ve got a story that might fit this book — or you’re a restaurant with a tradition that’s relevant — please get in touch.
You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.