...Minnesota Historical Society Press cookbook authors will be signing books and talking local, seasonal cooking tomorrow, Saturday, May 12, at the Mill City Farmers Market on the market's opening day. I'll give you one guess only as to who one of them is, and I'll bet those of you here in our beautiful upper midwest have probably caught wind of the others, as their splendid books have been getting plenty of press in these here parts. They are:
Kim Ode, whose book Rhubarb Renaissance is a lovely ode indeed (but her name's pronounced O-dee) to the scarlet stalks of springtime.
And Tricia Cornell with her book Eat More Vegetables, which will definitely help you jazz up your produce preparations.
The market opens at 8:00 and runs until 1:00. I've got a bit of a trek in from the countryside, so I won't arrive in time for the opening bell, but I'm planning to be there from at least 9:00 to noon. Stop on by if you're out and about in the Twin Cities. There will be plenty of produce, thanks to the warm March weather, and other fine foods. The market is conveniently located on the light rail line, nestled between the Mill City Musuem and the heroic structure of the "new" Guthrie Theater, a mere muffin's toss from the historic Mississippi River waterfront and Stone Arch Bridge and Mill Ruins Park. A very bikeable location, too.