Middlewest No. 2 + A preview

By David | October 9, 2013 | Issue Preview



We are so excited to say this: Middlewest No. 2 is here.

Well, almost. MW No. 2 won’t actually start shipping until early November. But it’s available for pre-order right now. So we’re ready to share details.

Middlewest No. 2 | Jason Vincent Cooks for Fall and Winter is a collection of exciting and uncommon recipes by the titular Jason Vincent, the chef at Nightwood. Jason has long been a favorite chef of Chicagoans, and lately the rest of the country has been catching on as well. This year he was named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs of 2013. And last year, he toppled some stiff competition to be Cochon 555‘s King of Porc.

We told Jason he could do whatever he wanted in this issue, so long as he included at least one cocktail and one dessert. We encouraged–but did not demand–that he also include something akin to a holiday meal. We could not be more thrilled with what he came up with:



Cornbread Polenta
Warm Pear and Brussels Sprout Salad
Whey and Ricotta
Roast Goose
Goose Fat Schmear
Apple Pie with Rosemary Ice Cream

And that’s not all. Jason also gives a lesson on how to make flawless gnocchi, and shares his recipe for a perfect, classic ragu.

We’ll be sharing more about the issue in the coming days here and on our Facebook page. In the meantime, if you want to order a copy, just head to our store. We hear that if you use code MW10 before Halloween, you might get a little discount…

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