James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Amy Thielen will read from Give a Girl a Knife. This foodie memoir traces her journey from Park Rapids, Minnesota, to cooking professionally under some of New York City's finest chefs—including David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten—and then back home again. In a rustic Minnesota cabin, Amy takes the skills she learned cooking professionally and uses them to uncover true Midwestern cooking, which begins simply, with humble ingredients such as potatoes and onions. Amy Thielen is the author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook, The New Midwestern Table, the host of Heartland Table on Food Network, and a contributing editor to Saveur. She lives with her husband, son, dog, and chickens, in rural Park Rapids, Minnesota.