Enjoy a Taste of Iowa’s Rich Culinary History at Enchanted Acres Oct. 2
September 27, 2016
What comes to mind when you think of Iowa food? Everyone has an Iowa food story, and author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby will bring these stories to life on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Enchanted Acres near Sheffield with her free program, book signing and cooking demo at 2 p.m.
“From Iowa originals like Maid-Rites to homemade cinnamon rolls—served with chili, of course—there are many remarkable stories behind Iowa’s tastiest traditions,” said Maulsby, a Lake City native and lifelong Iowan who has been featured in the Iowa History Journal, Our Iowa magazine, Iowa Public Radio and more. “Pull up a chair, and relish what you missed in history class.”
During Maulsby’s fun, interactive program, which is free and open to the public, she serves up fascinating tidbits related to more than 150 years of Iowa cuisine, from all corners of the state, with stories that include the Northwestern Steakhouse in Mason City and The Barrel in Clear Lake. Discover how Iowa’s delectable cuisine is quintessentially Midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences.
“Even those who are well acquainted with Iowa food lore are sure to find something new and interesting,” said Julie Goodrich, who wrote a review of “A Culinary History of Iowa” for the September/October 2016 issue of Iowa History Journal. “Go on an adventure with this fun, fascinating and tasty tale of culinary traditions that weave through Iowa’s past and present.”
Want to know where in Iowa you can dine at a James Beard award-winning steakhouse? Any idea where to find Iowa’s own distinctive style of potato chips, which might be the world’s best chips? What if you want to step back in time and enjoy a slice of homemade pie at an Iowa icon that first opened in 1852? You’ll pass the test with flying colors—and impress your friends—when you delve into Iowa’s culinary history.
“I’m passionate about helping people make the farm-to-fork connection and reconnecting with Iowa history,” Maulsby said. “If you have an appetite for adventure, you can’t do better than Iowa when it comes to history, culture, and one-of-kind culinary experiences. ‘A Culinary History of Iowa’ offers a fun way to explore the world without leaving Iowa.”
Free refreshments will be served during Maulsby’s program and book signing at Enchanted Acres, which is located at INSERT ADDRESS/CONTACT INFO HERE. Maulsby will have signed copies of “A Culinary History of Iowa” for sale for $24 each (includes tax). For more details, contact Shannon Latham at Enchanted Acres (515-371-0450, or email@example.com), or Maulsby (515-971-4415, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.darcymaulsby.com).