Home Grown Indiana has arrived in the Indiana University Press warehouse and it is available to order here. Within the next few days it will also be available from Amazon and in Indiana bookstores. We're told it will hit the shelves of Barnes & Noble first.
The current issue of Indiana Living Green (ILG) magazine includes a review of Home Grown Indiana. You can check it out here. In case you're not familiar with ILG here's their self-description. You've found the right place to be green! Here at Indiana Living Green you will find the latest news about environmentally friendly practices and products for a sustainable lifestyle. Indiana Living Green will include information you can use to find a green lifestyle that you can live with — one that is both earth-friendly and doable for you and your family. Published bi-monthly, the magazine will profile those living the green lifestyle and provide earth-friendly tips and resources.
Scott will be a guest on Too Many Cook! tomorrow (Wednesday, July 23) at 9:30 am on WICR 99.7. The following is the promo they sent out about tomorrow's broadcast. You can also listen live online. Details below.
Patti and Gary will take a culinary trip around the Hoosier state with a guy who's stepped up to the forefront of the Indiana food scene with his Hungry Hoosier brand. The dual-careered Scott, by day, works in community and economic development for Purdue University, and by evening and weekend writes a syndicated weekly newspaper column that runs in several central Indiana newspapers. In 2006 and 2007, his newspaper column received first and second-place best-column awards from the Hoosier State Press Association. He also writes a monthly Hungry Hoosier column for the Indianapolis Monthly magazine, and his “food travels” for WFYI-Indiana's Across Indianahave earned him a 2007 Great Lakes Chapter Emmy nomination.
Check out Scott's website at www.hungryhoosier.com. His most current entry details a recipe for a martini made with fresh Indiana blueberries!
We asked Scott to be on the show today because the book he co-authored with Christine Barbour, "Home Grown Indiana: A Food Lover's Guide to Good Eating in the Hoosier State" from I.U. Press, hit the warehouse today and will be available in bookstores in a couple of days. Scott says it's available now on Amazon. The book covers more than 400 producers, restaurants, markets, and festivals in Indiana.
Scott's 2007 Emmy nomination from a piece he did for Across Indiana about the annual raccoon supper in Hibernia, Indiana, a small burg along the Ohio River in Clark County. It seems that the local chili fund raiser had lost its luster, and some of the locals reinstated the tradition of serving up raccoon. You can view the segment here: The Meal Behind the Mask.
Please call into the show with your favorite Indiana food finds, and questions and comments for Scott, Patti, and/or Gary. With the high price of gasoline, this is definitely the time to explore the Hoosier state on vacation! The call-in number is 317 788 3314, and if you are not in the nine county area surrounding Indianapolis, you can listen to Too Many Cooks! live online every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time at http://wicr.uindy.edu/how_to_listen.htm.