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The American Midwest is the bread basket of the nation. It cuts a large swath from the Great Lakes states out to the Dakotas and south to Kansas. Here in the Heartland, the farms produce the vegetables, grains, fruits, dairy, and meats that feed the rest of the country. When people talk about "American food," they often mean Midwestern cuisine. The cheesy casseroles, beefy pot roasts, baked pastas, meat and potatoes, and homemade pies -- the soothing comfort foods that get us through a chilly winter evening. If you had homemade pie for breakfast this morning, you might qualify as a Midwesterner. Generally speaking, Midwestern cuisine is honest and hearty rather than fancy and frivolous, flavorful but not aggressively spiced.

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Home Town: Medina, Ohio, USA
Living In: Chippewa Lake, Ohio, USA
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