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Amy Thielen's cookbook, The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes, offers

Stearns History Museum fundraiser to promote "Midwestern Flavors"

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The Stearns History Museum is pleased to announce professional chef Amy Thielen as the speaker for Museum's 3rd Annual Fundraiser. "Midwestern Flavors" is the theme of the event and Thielen will talk about Midwestern cuisine, her cookbook, and her Food Network show.

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The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 24th at the Gorecki Center on the College of Saint Benedict's campus in St. Joseph, MN. The social will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Recipes from her cookbook will be used in the meal and she will also do a cooking demonstration as part of her presentation.

The Park Rapids, MN, native writer and chef released an innovative and unique cookbook in 2013 and she began recording a cooking show for the Food Network out of her house.

The cookbook, "The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes", offers a fresh take on midwestern dishes Thielen grew up with, as well as local gems from across the region. Her television show, the Heartland Table, takes viewers on a journey exploring all things authentically midwestern.

Thielen will sign copies of "The New Midwestern Table", which will be for sale at a discount at the event.

All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the work of the Stearns History Museum's mission to collect, preserve, and interpret the history and cultures of Central Minnesota.

The event will also feature silent and live auctions and the presentation of the 3rd Annual Zapp Historian Award.

Tickets can be purchased at the Stearns History Museum or by visiting the Museum's website, www.stearns-museum.org .

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