Cafe Indiana: A Guide To Indiana?s Down-home Cafes

Paperback | July 9, 2007

byJoanne Raetz Stuttgen

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Cafe Indiana is both a guide to Indiana’s hometown mom-and-pop restaurants and a reclamation and celebration of small-town Midwest culture. The hungry diner looking for adventure and authenticity can use Cafe Indiana simply as a guide to the state’s quintessential eats: the best fiddlers, macaroni and cheese, soup beans, and beef Manhattan. But Stuttgen also captures the spirit of the locals, bringing to life the people whose stories give the book—and the food—its soul.
     Over plates of chicken and noodles, fried bologna sandwiches, and sugar cream pie, folks are crafting community at the Main Street eatery. In Cafe Indiana, Hoosiers and out-of-staters alike are invited to pull out a chair and sit a spell.

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Cafe Indiana is both a guide to Indiana’s hometown mom-and-pop restaurants and a reclamation and celebration of small-town Midwest culture. The hungry diner looking for adventure and authenticity can use Cafe Indiana simply as a guide to the state’s quintessential eats: the best fiddlers, macaroni and cheese, soup beans, and beef Manha...

Joanne Raetz Stuttgen is a folklorist who has lived in Martinsville, Indiana, since 1990. She is the author of Cafe Wisconsin and Cafe Wisconsin Cookbook (with Terese Allen), both published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:July 9, 2007Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299224945

ISBN - 13:9780299224943

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“Joanne Stuttgen’s Cafe Indiana left me, The Hungry Hoosier, hungrier than ever! I’m ready for a progressive meal across the heartland with stops for biscuits ’n gravy, a beef Manhattan, and coconut cream pie. As I travel Indiana in search of food, family, and community, Cafe Indiana will be my road map.”—Scott Hutcheson, founder of HungryHoosier.com