Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest is a book that, through stories and pictures, captures and explores this exciting time in Indiana food and agriculture.
Indiana has a rich agricultural history. But talk to old timers and newcomers alike and you’ll find remarkable agreement: Food has never been better in the Hoosier state.
Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest tells the story of Indiana’s food renaissance through the voices of more than eighty people who are creating this fresh and dynamic scene. You’ll meet Greg Gunthorp, whose grass-fed pork and poultry are served by some of the best chefs in the country, and Dani Tippmann, reviving the Native American food traditions of her ancestors. There’s Lisa Sparks, who says she hates pie but who keeps winning prizes for the best ones in America; Jay Akridge at Purdue University, who is training the next generation of farmers; Jesús Alvarez, the Mexican immigrant known as the Pierogi King of Whiting, Indiana; and Aster Bekele, who has turned an urban farm into a lifeline for kids in need.
Each one of these substantive, first-person stories is enhanced by original color photography, creating a vivid composite view of this extraordinary moment in Indiana history.
If you’re interested in good food, Midwestern culture, farming, Indiana, or contemporary trends, you’ll find something to chew on here.
Celebrate the breadth of Hoosier creativity that’s on display.