Brown on the Air: LUNCH!

Are you enjoying your lunch right now?

This year the book “Minnesota Lunch: From Pasties to Bahn Mi” by James Norton came out. In another of my Forrest Gump moments, I was interviewed for this book, which combines elements of a traditional cookbook with cultural narrative of the meaning of the food in question. Jim needed an Iron Range source that could connect regional history to two very specific regional sandwiches, pasties and porketta. You call me for that sort of thing. This is what I do.

That book and the concept of lunch will be the topic of Saturday morning’s call-in and music program “Between You and Me” on 91.7 KAXE. I will have my usual weekly contribution to the program, some general thoughts about lunch in our times. Norton will be a guest, I am told, along with the stories and voices of the people of northern Minnesota. It’s a unique show that thrives when people get together on the radio.

“Between You and Me” airs from 10 a.m. to noon on 91.7 FM in northern Minnesota or streaming live all over the world at


  1. Porketta and pulled port at Timberdays in Cook this weekend! There are a few booths I hit every year. Timberdays food isn’t all “junk food.” Lots of good food as well as the crafts.

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