Illinois Libraries Present Shauna Sever (A Virtual Event!)

We are pleased to partner with Illinois Libraries Present, as they host a special holiday season event featuring cookbook author, TV and radio contributor, and daughter of the great Midwest, Shauna Sever. Shauna will share her love of food, baking, and some tips to make your holiday gatherings delicious. This event is free and open to the public. CLICK HERE to register. 

Shauna’s work is best defined by her baking-centric cookbooks. Her fourth, Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland, was named a Best Baking Cookbooks of 2019 by The New York Times. She has also contributed food stories and recipes for The Wall Street Journal, Food52, Bon Appetit, The Kitchn, Real Simple, Midwest Living, Food and Wine, O Magazine, and many more. Though her career began in broadcast journalism, and she now talks about pie instead of Hollywood, she uses the same skill set for her regular television appearances on TODAY Show and Food Network. After 12 years of California living, Shauna and her family returned to Chicago, where she now bakes, writes and is always on the hunt for great old-school Midwestern bakeries. You can find out more about Shauna at

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility.

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Event date: 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Virtual Zoom Event
Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland By Shauna Sever Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762464500
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Running Press Adult - October 22nd, 2019

A Love Letter to America's Heartland, the Great Midwest