I’m sorry it took me so long to find your posts. I want to thank you for your comments about my new book, Cafe Indiana, and address a few comments left by Davydd. Nick’s Kitchen in Huntington–said to be the home of the original Hoosier pork tenderloin–was left out because the book’s focus is small towns with populations under 10,000. (There are a lot of folks who’d argue that a town that big is small!) Cafes whose stories are overstamped with CLOSED went out of business or changed hands during the time I was working on the book. The decision was made to include them because these stories deserved to be told. In one case, the owner sold her cafe after a 41-year ownership. In another, a cafe closed after more than 60 years on the courthouse square. Small town cafes change hands on average every five years, so those that endure past the decade mark are pretty unique. More than just a guide to favorite home-cooking spots across the state, Cafe Indiana is an ethnography of small towns that explores the troubles, challenges, triumphs, etc. of cafe owners and communities. By the way! Cafe Indiana was reviewed in the December issue of Bon Appetit magazine, which called it a "must-have guide for Hoosiers and visiting foodies . . . readers will be geared up for a food tour that’s unlike any other." For a cross-cultural perspective, check out my Cafe Wisconsin (2004) and Cafe Wisconsin Cookbook (2007). So, to all of you: happy adventure eating in the Hoosier state.