Traverse Foodie File
Foodie File: Patty Stearns
A personal profile interview published in Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine.Name: Patty LaNoue Stearns, food writer, author of Cherry Home Companion cookbook and Good Taste: A Guide to Northern Michigan Cuisine. Why another cherry cookbook? The whole challenge was to come up with a cookbook that had nothing but really high-end recipes. They had to have snap, to speak highly of the cherry in a sophisticated way. First fell for cherries when: I had the cherry chicken stroganoff at the Cherry Point Garden Grill in Shelby. What's always in your fridge? Some kind of exotic salsa, like a roast apple and onion relish by American Spoon Foods. Also, I always have store-bought Christopher Ranch pesto. Favorite kitchen gadget: I love my big 8-quart Le Creuset cast iron and porcelain stock pot. It's the most I've ever paid for a pan, but it's like buying yourself a luxury car. Great investment, awesome performance. Must have: An old-fashioned, well-seasoned cast-iron frying pan. Best recent dining experience: The new Tra Vino restaurant in Acme is a find. It's inexpensive, and yet the flavors are excellent.
This article first appeared in the December 2002 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine. Click the link below to view this entire article in PDF format.
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