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Minnesota Lunch: From Pasties to Bahn Mi

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What’s for lunch? on the Iron range, one answer with the weight of history is a pasty— ground meat and vegetables folded into a pastry crust. Make your way along Eat Street in Minneapolis and encounter the Somali sambusa, the Mexican torta, or the Vietnamese bánh mì. Stop by a Scandinavian hot spot to find the traditional open-faced sandwich, assembled with fresh fish and ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Minnesota Historical Society Press
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Steve G.
Apr 14, 2012 rated it liked it
A little tedious in spots, but the rest of the content makes up for it.
Mike Zyskowski
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
http://heavytable.com/minnesota-lunch...

Here’s a slice of Minnesotacana, that uses sandwiches as a vehicle to explore local history, legend, myth, and the American dream.
Seriously :)

Put together by writers of Heavy Table, a MN food blog I venture to sometimes, and published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, it’s a light out of the blue snack if you’ve spent a good portion of your life up in the tundra / Land of 10 Billion Mosquitoes

My only real knock on it is that the photos inside run
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James Norton worked for several years as the Middle East editor for The Christian Science Monitor. Subsequently, he worked for the comedian (now US Senator) Al Franken and as a pop food reviewer for CHOW.com. He's currently the editor of The Heavy Table, an online magazine documenting food and drink in the Upper Midwest.

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