Join local chef, author, and true native of the Ozarks Erin Rowe as she discusses her book An Ozark Culinary History: Northwest Arkansas Traditions from Corn Dodgers to Squirrel Meatloaf, which recalls oft-forgotten culinary traditions and people. Northwest Arkansas’ High South cuisine is replete with nostalgia, fresh ingredients, tall tales and rural routes. Discover timeless Ozark traditions in the realms of forest, farm and table. Local chef turned author Erin Rowe recounts her culinary adventures stomping grapes, canning hominy, picking Muscadines, gathering wild watercress and tracking honeybees.

Erin Rowe was raised in charming Siloam Springs and calls the hills of Northwest Arkansas home. She attended Maui Culinary Academy but mostly learned by trial and error, cooking her way through the infamous Joy of Cooking. Its stained pages have followed her moves around the world many times. She first wrote about food penning restaurant reviews for Maui No Ka ‘Oi magazine.

Her book will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.