We are all spending more time at home this year, so why not learn a little bit about this great state we call home, IOWA!!
This collection of books comes to us from Arcadia Publishing, it's hard to pick a favorite, but, Supper Clubs have a special place in my heart, so, if you must know, the Iowa Supper Clubs by Megan Bannister is my fave in this collection, but really, I love them all.
Grab one for yourself or stock up for holiday gift giving!
Iowa Supper Clubs
From relish trays and Old Fashioned cocktails to prime rib and fried fish, supper clubs are a quintessential part of Midwestern dining culture. In Iowa, hundreds of supper clubs once dotted the state’s rural highways and byways, serving as havens for hungry travelers and community gathering places for small towns. Opened in 1912, the Lighthouse Inn Supper Club in Cedar Rapids is one of Iowa’s oldest supper clubs. In their heyday, Iowa supper clubs were also home to nefarious activities, with frequent visits from mobsters, bootlegged beverages and illegal gambling. Supper clubs like Archie’s Waeside and Breitbach’s Country Dining have even won James Beard Awards.
Author Megan Bannister relays the delicious details of an Iowa staple.
A Culinary History of Iowa: Sweet Corn, Pork Tenderloins, Maid-Rites & More
Iowa's delectable cuisine is quintessentially Midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences. Classics like fresh sweet corn and breaded pork tenderloins are found on menus and in home kitchens across the state. At the world-famous Iowa State Fair, a dizzying array of food on a stick commands a nationwide cult following. From Maid-Rites to the movable feast known as RAGBRAI, discover the remarkable stories behind Iowa originals. Find recipes for favorites ranging from classic Iowa ham balls and Steak de Burgo to homemade cinnamon rolls—served with chili, of course!
Author Darcy Dougherty Maulsby serves up a bountiful history of tasty tradition.
Murder at the Roosevelt Hotel in Cedar Rapids
Byron C. Hattman sealed his fate when he checked into the Roosevelt Hotel on December 13, 1948. A maid found his body in a blood-spattered room two days later. An investigation linked him to the young wife of St. Louis pediatrician Robert C. Rutledge, who confessed to the brutal attack after trying to poison himself. The scandal made national headlines and seemed like an easy case for the Linn County court. That is, until new evidence changed the story completely.
Reporter and author Diane Fannon-Langton uncovers the truth and compiles the complete details of the Hattman slaying for the first time.