Amy Thielen

Amy Thielen

Amy Thielen

Ready to share her Midwest, Amy is a former chef who returned to America's heartland after a stint in the Big Apple. She's celebrating comfort food favorites on the second season of Heartland Table.

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  • Heartland Table

    As the weather breaks after a long, bitter winter in Northern Minnesota, tradition calls for the start of road trips. Amy Theilen heads to Madison, Wis., where she meets with local butcher and friend Johnny, who sends her home with delectable beef spare ribs from Fountain Prairie Farm. At her favorite cheese shop, Fromagination, Amy picks some of Wisconsin's best cheeses before stopping at Karben4, a new brewery that will supply her a smoked Porter used both as an ingredient and accompaniment to her recipes. Back at home, uses her collected ingredients to prepare Oven Baked Ribs, Smoked Sardine Caesar and Maple Bread With Washed Rind Cheese.

  • Heartland Table

    In Northern Minnesota, where Amy Thielen and her family lives, locals learn to live with snow and ice from December through late spring. Today's menu combats the fierce temperatures, starting with buttery Monkfish Almondine, Chestnut-Wild Rice Pilaf, Cast Iron Curried Carrots and Vintage Toffee Bars.

  • Heartland Table

    Like many of their neighbors, Amy Thielen and her husband, Aaron, make fires in their central wood stove for atmosphere, heat and cooking. In this episode, Amy prepares a warm meal of Midwestern Fried Chicken and Gravy With Whipped Potatoes and Swiss Chard With Honey-Roasted Garlic, followed by Indoor Buttercup S'mores made bruschetta-style with roasted marshmallows and dark chocolate.

  • Heartland Table

    Amy's cousin Matt is the fourth generation to run Thielen Meats in Pierz, Minn. Today he is paying a visit to Amy with his daughter, Addie, and joining for a rustic Pork Meatloaf With Cabbage and Prunes, a lively Lemony Parsley Salad and a pie from the recipe files of their grandmother, an old-fashioned Macerated Apple Pie With Leaf Lard Crust.

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  • Heartland Table

    The Midwest produces some of the most influential and commonplace cheeses in the country, and in this episode Amy Thielen celebrates the wide, comforting world of cheese dishes. Few can resist the charms of Crispy Cheese-Curd Risotto Cakes served with a side of Cherry Tomato-Arugula Salad, Best-Ever Cheese Soup and Hank's favorite Stovetop Mac and Cheese With Bacon.

About Amy Thielen

Amy Thielen, the host of Heartland Table on Food Network, grew up a few miles from the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Minnesota. More

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Heartland Table

Join Amy Thielen, native Midwesterner, chef and connoisseur of all things authentically Midwestern, in her charming cabin kitchen as she cooks some of the heartland’s most delicious and often surprising dishes.