Our reading and tasting for January. We're going to read Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal. It's a novel that paints the picture of the food revolution from the last 25 years, in the point of view of a Midwest chef-- centering on themes of class, family, and culture.
As for wine, I'm going to get a little abstract but bear with me. Rather than choosing a region or a varietal, I'm going to go on tasting notes. In honor of our country-midwest theme, bring something earthy, grassy, funky, or reminiscent of the countryside.