Gina Ferwerda launches Michigan-based cookbook. 

January 16, 2018

Gina Ferwerda launches Michigan-based cookbook. 

GOLDEN TOWNSHIP — From the mitten to the kitchen, is the culinary philosophy behind local television personality Gina Ferwerda’s debut cookbook, “Meals From the Mitten: Celebrating the Seasons of Michigan.” The 208-page book (Story Farm, $35), will be available this spring. It shares Ferwerda’s favorite recipes while showcasing the freshest seasonal ingredients from her home state.

The coffee table-style book is filled with more than 80 signature recipes by Ferwerda and accompanied by photography from herself, along with Ludington photographers Todd and Brad Reed, and Slow Juke Photography.

Among the featured recipes in “Meals from the Mitten…” are: 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.”

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A digital preview of Meals From the Mitten: Celebrating the Seasons of Michigan can be viewed here. The book is also available for pre-purchasehere.

Gina Ferwerda is an award winning recipe developer and photographer as well as a regular on-air personality at WZZM TV13 . She was born and raised in Michigan by a family of farmers and 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 ClubABC The ChewThe Rachael Ray ShowNYCWFF 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“.

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