The Pie Place Café Cookbook


Subscriber price: $17.95

by Kathy Rice

A cookbook and more! Plenty of delicious recipes, along with a slice-of-life view of the small harbor town of Grand Marais, Minnesota, combine with great photographs and poignant stories to add up to this heartwarming book. Read an excerpt.



Food & Stories Seasoned by the North Shore

Welcome to The Pie Place Café in Grand Marais, Minnesota, where “The First Ingredient is Always Love.”

This unique cookbook was compiled over years of perfecting recipes and making connections with the small harbor community and the many visitors who come by season after season. Food creates memories, whether it’s a handed-down bread recipe, fish from a special outing or an ingredient harvested by a loved one, and these recipes each have a special tie to a personal tale. Open your heart and bring your appetite for the warm tales and scrumptious fare of The Pie Place Café.

… the best breakfast on the North Shore and my favorite place for pie on the planet. – Andrew Zimmern, chef, author and TV host

The Pie Place Café Cookbook is a warm hug of a cookbook filled with equal helpings of great cooking and wonderful stories. The recipes are delicious, and the slice-of-life stories are forever! – Juli Kellner, host of “WDSE Cooks” and WDSE•WRPT Director of Programming & Production

This cookbook is a sweet blend of photography, memoir and great recipes, mixing North Woods flavors with small-town charm. It reminds me that the everyday things, like cooking and eating, friends and family, are what really matter. – Ann Possis, radio producer and host, WTIP, Grand Marais, Minnesota


  • Best Nonfiction, 2014 Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards.

192 pages, 7” x 10”, color photos, softcover. ISBN: 978-1-938229-04-6. Item Number: LS1229.

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