Ohio Food Writer Tours Iowa Through Zingerman’s Roadhouse Menu

Toledo Blade food editor Kathie Smith visited the Roadhouse in early June to enjoy traditional Iowa foods at Zingerman’s Roadhouse Dinner From the Heartland. The dinner was a flavorful success with a menu planned by James Beard-nominated Chef Alex Young including ingredients such as Herb Eckhouse’s pancetta and Maytag Blue Cheese. It was entertaining as well with special guests Paul Willis, founder of Niman Ranch pork, visiting local Niman Ranch farmers Jan & Steve Petersen and Andy & Amy Pachay, Jacqueline Venner shared a few words–her family farm in Breda, Iowa supplied the heritage beef, and finally, guests heard a reading from Emily “Duff” Anderson, a native Iowan, who shared excerpts from her great-grandmother’s journal of life on a farm.

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