Local author a Beard winner, too

  • Updated: May 12, 2011 - 9:21 AM

Publishers Weekly reports that Clarkson Potter publishers bought the rights to two books by Amy Thielen, who this past weekend won a 2011 James Beard Journalism Award for three stories written for the Taste section. Thielen's first title is a cookbook for dishes that exemplify her Midwestern roots. The second will be about her life cooking and raising a family in a cabin in northern Minnesota, "preserving old food traditions and making new ones." To read Thielen's winning stories -- on walleye, green beans and foods that require a mortar and pestle, click on the related items.

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