Patty Lanoue Stearns

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Recent Work
Recent Work

My Mother's Muse and other tasty stories about dining in northern Michigan.


My Groovy Gourmet Cherry Cookbook
My Groovy Gourmet Cherry Cookbook

The definitive hardcover guide to cooking with cherries.


Latin-Asian Sensation
Latin-Asian Sensation

Fans line up outside tiny Georgina's Taqueria for a taste of Tony Craig's spicy, earthy cuisine.


The Sweet Life
The Sweet Life

This hidden gem in Palmer Park is what makes Detroit so hip.


Paris Short and Sweet
Paris Short and Sweet

Seventy-Two Hours in the City of Light


Worldly, spicy, hard to find
Worldly, spicy, hard to find

Northwest Michigan's culinary scene is increasingly global -- but you have to know how to find it.


World's shortest ferry ride
World's shortest ferry ride

Meet Bob Pawlus, captain of the slow-chugging, cable-guided ferry, the Ironton


The Inscrutable Mr. G
The Inscrutable Mr. G

His characters are so weird. But somehow so normal.


Nugget Mandolins
Nugget Mandolins

The sweetness of bluegrass sound is built with the soul of a mandolin, and the best mandolins in the world are built in the shop of Antrim's Mike Kemnitzer.


The Fizz of the Future
The Fizz of the Future

Faygo celebrated its 100th birthday in 2007. This oldie but goodie was published in the Detroit Free Press on August 30, 1995.


Let It Be
Let It Be

What's with these creepy creatures that invade our homes in fall?


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