Food for Thought

Indiana Humanities

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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 is a book that, through stories and pictures, captures and explores this exciting time in Indiana food and agriculture.

If you’re interested in good food, Midwestern culture, farming, Indiana, or contemporary trends, you’ll find something to chew on here. You might even be a bit surprised by the breadth of Hoosier creativity that’s on display.

Through Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest, you’ll meet people like Greg Gunthorp, whose grass-fed pork and poultry are served by some of the best chefs in the country; Dani Tippmann, who is reviving the Native American food ways of her ancestors; Lisa Sparks, who says she hates pie, but 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.

There really is more than corn in Indiana and Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest can change the way you think about this heartland state. It’s bound to make you hungry for more.