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J. Ryan Stradal brings his memories of the kitchens he grew up in, as well as his own culinary adventures, to his debut novel "Kitchens of the Great Midwest." (Anna Pasquarella)
J. Ryan Stradal brings his memories of the kitchens he grew up in, as well as his own culinary adventures, to his debut novel "Kitchens of the Great Midwest." (Anna Pasquarella)
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Foodie and author J. Ryan Stradal grew up in Lutheran-Church-Minnesota, and his memories of the Midwest have a lot to do with the casseroles and fruit bars he enjoyed as a kid.

His novel, “Kitchens Of The Great Midwest,” mines those memories, and takes readers on a culinary journey through the church bazars and bake offs of the American midlands. He speaks with Here & Now's Robin Young.

Hear our original interview with J. Ryan Stradal from August 2015

Read an excerpt from Stradal's  book, "Kitchens Of The Great Midwest" 

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J. Ryan Stradal, author “Kitchens Of The Great Midwest.” He tweets @jryanstradal.

This segment aired on June 21, 2016.

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