Heartland Table

Heartland Table

Heartland Table - Episode Guide

Season 2

  • Steak Night

    Season 2 - May 14, 2015

    In this episode, Amy's kitchen spins out a traditional nostalgic supper club meal, with a few updates: Steakhouse Deviled Egg, Rib Eye With Teddy's Homemade Steak Sauce and Glorified Hash Brown Cake With Frying Peppers.

  • A Butcher's Lunch

    Season 2 - May 14, 2015

    Amy's cousin Matt is the fourth generation to run Thielen Meats in Pierz, Minn. Today he is paying a visit to Amy with his daughter, Addie, and joining for a rustic Pork Meatloaf With Cabbage and Prunes, a lively Lemony Parsley Salad and a pie from the recipe files of their grandmother, an old-fashioned Macerated Apple Pie With Leaf Lard Crust.

  • On the Ice

    Season 2 - May 7, 2015

    In Northern Minnesota, where Amy Thielen and her family lives, locals learn to live with snow and ice from December through late spring. Today's menu combats the fierce temperatures, starting with buttery Monkfish Almondine, Chestnut-Wild Rice Pilaf, Cast Iron Curried Carrots and Vintage Toffee Bars.

  • Hot Horseradish

    Season 2 - April 30, 2015

    Harvesting and processing fresh horseradish root is a tradition in Amy's community. Amy invites her neighbors over for a horseradish-spiked feast: Beef Stew With Red Wine, Mushrooms and Horseradish Cream, Roasted Shrimp Wraps With Homemade Cocktail Sauce and a sprawling Bloody Mary bar.

  • Heart of the Fire

    Season 2 - April 30, 2015

    Like many of their neighbors, Amy Thielen and her husband, Aaron, make fires in their central wood stove for atmosphere, heat and cooking. In this episode, Amy prepares a warm meal of Midwestern Fried Chicken and Gravy With Whipped Potatoes and Swiss Chard With Honey-Roasted Garlic, followed by Indoor Buttercup S'mores made bruschetta-style with roasted marshmallows and dark chocolate.

Season 1

  • Roadtrip: Madison

    Season 1 - April 23, 2015

    As the weather breaks after a long, bitter winter in Northern Minnesota, tradition calls for the start of road trips. Amy Theilen heads to Madison, Wis., where she meets with local butcher and friend Johnny, who sends her home with delectable beef spare ribs from Fountain Prairie Farm. At her favorite cheese shop, Fromagination, Amy picks some of Wisconsin's best cheeses before stopping at Carbon 4, a new brewery that will supply her a smoked Porter used both as an ingredient and accompaniment to her recipes. Back at home, uses her collected ingredients to prepare Oven Baked Ribs, Smoked Sardine Caesar and Maple Bread With Washed Rind Cheese.

  • My Outdoors

    Season 1 - April 23, 2015

    Amy Thielen celebrates everything outdoors as her neighbors bring back the freshest catch in order to prepare a crispy Skinned Trout With Butter Sauce. Amy's garden provides the inspiration behind a Green Salad With Brown Butter Balsamic Walnut Vinaigrette and Sheep's Milk Cheese. On the grill, Amy enjoys grilling skewers of tomatoes, onion, bacon and bread, served with a ripe Cheddar aged in a cave by cheesemaker friend, Willi Lehner of Blue Mont Dairy.

  • Fargo

    Season 1 - April 16, 2015

    Amy Thielen has been visiting the town of Fargo, N.D., since she was a young teenager. She meets up with friend and fellow-chef Andrea Baumgartner, and the two prepare Icelandic pancakes to celebrate Fargo's first generation of immigrants. Back at home, Amy prepares Grilled Leg of Lamb Shoulder served with an herb yogurt and Edamame tossed with pea shoots and dill salt, showing off some of the more contemporary African and Southeast Asian influences found in Fargo.

  • Granny Style Chicken

    Season 1 - April 16, 2015

    In the tradition of her grandmother, Amy Thielen roasts a local chicken "granny style" together with a plain, natural gravy and bread stuffing which is prepared with a medley of Swiss chard, caramelized onions, some mashed giblets cooked with sherry and lots of parsley and chives. For dessert, Amy whips up a super simple dessert of Rhubarb Spears baked in Wild Raspberry Syrup.

  • Balogna Days

    Season 1 - April 9, 2015

    Bologna Days has been occurring weekly in Amy Thielen's parents' Minnesota hometown since the 1960s. It's a celebration of hot ring bologna -- all you can eat -- coming fresh from the smoker at Thielen Meats, operated by Amy's cousins. This is a show about lake cabin food, which includes Midwestern Fried Bologna, Peppered Pork Loin and Parmesan Sandwiches on Grilled Flatbread and Fried Onion Dip.

  • Butter Show

    Season 1 - April 9, 2015

    To Amy Thielen's Grandma Addie, butter was the essential lifeblood of every dish. The famous Midwestern double-crust fruit pies rely solely on the quality of butter to achieve the perfect crust, gathered from independent creameries across the Midwest. After visiting Nordin Creamery in Westby, Wis., Amy butters up to prepare Blueberry Lemon Pie, New Potatoes With Grilled Onion Butter and Greens With Spiced Butter and Fresh Ricotta.