Monday, Jun 5th 6:30pm.  Savor Iowa's Culinary History!  Meet the Author Darcy Maulsby and her book 'A Culinary History of Iowa'


What comes to mind when you think of Iowa food?  Everyone has an Iowa food story, and Iowa author Darcy Doughtery Maulsby will bring these stories to life at this free program and book signing at  Artisan Gallery 218 in West Des Moines' historic Valley Junction.  Light refreshments, including a recipe from the book, will be served.

“From Iowa originals like Maid-Rites to homemade cinnamon rolls—served with chili, of course—there are many remarkable stories behind Iowa’s tastiest traditions,” said Maulsby, a Lake City native and lifelong Iowan who has been featured in the Iowa History Journal, Our Iowa magazine, Iowa Public Radio and more. “Pull up a chair, and relish what you missed in history class.”
 During her fun, interactive program, which is free and open to the public, Maulsby serves up fascinating tidbits and cooking tips related to more than 150 years of Iowa cuisine, from all corners of the state, with stories that include the historic Younkers Tea Room, Graziano Brothers and more. Discover how Iowa’s delectable cuisine is quintessentially Midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences.



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