Horseshoe sandwiches, city “chicken,” hot dishes, Dutch babies, and of course Chicago deep-dish pizza—these regional treasures and more showcase the history and bounty of the Midwest. America’s Dairyland provides the country not only with milk and cheese; it also produces honey, corn, and over 14 billion eggs each year. These abundant ingredients find their way into many Midwestern dishes, from corn fritters to frozen custard. Different cultures influenced Native American and pioneer cuisine in the Midwest when immigrants brought dishes from Czechoslovakia, Sweden, and other parts of the world. Kitchen safety tips, easy-to-follow recipes, and a glossary of common cooking terms help guide young chefs as they cook their way across the rich heartland of the United States.