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Gina Ferwerda talks new cookbook, 'Meals From the Mitten'

From the mitten to the kitchen, is the culinary philosophy behind beloved television personality Gina Ferwerda's debut cookbook, Meals From the Mitten: Celebrating the Seasons of Michigan.

SILVER LAKE, Mich. — From the mitten to the kitchen, is the culinary philosophy behind beloved television personality Gina Ferwerda’s debut cookbook, Meals From the Mitten: Celebrating the Seasons of Michigan.

The 208-page book shares Ferwerda’s favorite recipes while showcasing the freshest seasonal ingredients from her home state.

The coffee table-style book is filled with 80 signature recipes by Ferwerda and accompanied by beautiful photography from her, Todd and Brad Reed, and Slow Juke Photography. Among the featured recipes in Meals from the Mitten – Michigan Cherry Salad, Individual Detroit-Style Pizzas, Gold Coast Grilled Cheese, Boating & Boarding Burgers, Blue Cheese Rimmed Bloody Mary-Tini and Pretzel Crusted Chocolate Cake.

“I have always wanted to write a cookbook that celebrates all of the fresh and local ingredients that we grow in my home state of Michigan, aka ‘The Mitten’,” said Ferwerda. “Michigan is second in the nation to only California in agricultural diversity, producing more than 300 commodities. Meals From the Mitten highlights each season’s bounty with recipes designed for the home chef.”

Gina Ferwerda is an award winning recipe developer and photographer as well as a regular on-air personality at 13 On Your Side . She was born and raised in Michigan by a family of farmers and literally grew up eating farm to table. Ferwerda and her husband Ted own and operate several Michigan vacation resorts.

In 2014, she launched a food blog called Boating, Boarding & Burgers. In the past three years, she has been featured on The TODAY Show Food Club, ABC The Chew, The Rachael Ray Show, NYCWFF and Good Morning America. Recently she has expanded her blogging endeavors to include food inspirations from her culinary travels, which can be found on "Nom News".

Meals from the Mitten: Celebrating the Seasons in Michigan is now available online at www.NomNew.com and also on Amazon.com (just search Meals from the Mitten), and at select bookstores throughout the state. Here is a list of current locations, more being added daily. If you have a retail location and are interested in carrying this book, send an email to Gina@NomNews.com

Grand Rapids:

Schuler Books & Music

2660 28th Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Holland:

Readers World Bookstore

194 S. River Ave.

Holland, MI 49423

Saugatuck:

It Is What It Is

318 Butler Street

Saugatuck, MI 49453

Ludington:

Todd & Brad Reed Photography

114 West Ludington Avenue

Ludington, MI 49431

Book Mark

201 S. Rath Ave.

Ludington, MI 49431

Lansing:

Schuler Books

1982 W. Grand River Ave

Okemos, MI 48864

Ann Arbor:

Nicola's Books

2513 Jackson Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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