Home Grown Indiana
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Home Grown Indiana

A Food Lover's Guide to Good Eating in the Hoosier State
Christine Barbour and Scott Hutcheson
Distribution: World
Publication date: 7/21/2008
Format: paper 288 pages, 8 maps
5 x 8
ISBN: 978-0-253-22019-6
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Winner, Best Books of Indiana, Nonfiction Creative/Instructional
Home Grown Indiana is an essential guide to the foremost sources of local foods in Indiana. Highlighting more than 400 producers, restaurants, farmers' markets, winemakers, brewers, and food festivals, this book is not only an enjoyable read, but an excellent companion during a weekend drive in the country, a day out with the family, or a holiday food-shopping expedition. Recipes from chefs who put local foods at the heart of their cooking provide inspirational ideas for what to do with the bounty you bring home.

In addition to the 177 lively profiles of Hoosiers who produce fabulous food in Indiana,
Home Grown Indiana discusses topical issues such as grass-fed beef, raw milk, and pastured poultry and eggs. Indiana residents who love flavorful food will want to own this insightful and entertaining guide.

Author Bio

Christine Barbour teaches American politics and the politics of food at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is food editor of Bloom Magazine and founding member and co-director of Slow Food Bloomington. She is author (with Scott Feickert) of Indiana Cooks! (IUP, 2005). Barbour lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Scott Hutcheson, a senior associate for economic development at Purdue University, writes for
Indianapolis Monthly, is author of an award-winning syndicated newspaper column, The Hungry Hoosier, and is a writer and producer for Across Indiana. He lives in Lebanon, Indiana.


"Christine Barbour and Scott Hutcheson have cooked up a tasty read seasoned with perfect portions of both the exotic and good ol' fashioned down home Hoosier goodness, beautifully served with a deep respect and keen awareness of our sacred relationship with the world we live in and the foods we raise, grow, and eat." —Michael Atwoodhost, Across Indiana

"Home Grown Indiana provides the map for a delicious adventure that is bursting with flavor, personality, and fine foods. . . . Make this book your trusty guide for family outings and country drives and the basis for tastily eating your way across the Hoosier state." —Heidi Hanson, creator and producer, Chefs A’Field

"Here's a welcome additon to the "eat local" movement in Indiana. Home Grown Indiana is a nifty guide that divides the state into major regions and then provides informative descriptions of restaurants, farms, markets, and other suppliers of fresh, healthy foods and beverages." —David Hoppe, Nuvo Newsweekly , July 30, 2008

"Barbour and Hutcheson collaborated to create an essential guide, recipes included, to the foremost sources of local foods in Indiana." —
Courier-journal.com , November 29, 2008

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Table of Contents



1. Northwest Indiana
2. Northeast Indiana
3. North Central Indiana
4. Central Indiana
5. Southwest Indiana
6. Southeast and South Central Indiana
7. Southern Indiana: The River Counties

Appendix: List of Recipes

Index by County
Index by Product/Type