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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.

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Aged Cheddar Fondue with Grilled Tomatoes, Bacon and Onions

Swiss Chard with Honey-Roasted Garlic

Peppered Pork and Parmesan Flatbread Sandwiches

Classic Chicken and Wild Rice Hotdish

Parsley Salad with Toasted Almonds and Lemon

Whipped Potatoes

Green Salad with Brown Butter Walnut Vinaigrette

Smoked Sardine Caesar with Salumi and Pan-Croutons

Fermented Dills

Fried Onion Dip

Chestnut and Wild Rice Pilaf

Crispy Cheese Curd Risotto Cake

Cast-Iron Carrots with Curry

Birch Whiskey Snow Cocktail

Pork Meatloaf with Cabbage and Prunes

Nebraskan Runzas

Oven-Baked Short Ribs with Porter Beer Mop

Crispy Trout with Kitchen Butter Sauce

Blueberry-Lemon Pie with a Butter Crust

New Potatoes with Grilled Onion Butter

Icelandic Ponnokukur

Glorified Hash-Brown Cake with Frying Peppers

Greens with Spiced Butter and Fresh Ricotta

Apple Pie with Leaf Lard Crust

Ribeye with Homemade Steak Sauce

Roast Chicken with Green Herb Stuffing

Maple Bread with Soft Cheese

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.