Tucson Festival of Books

Emma Zimmerman

David Alverado

In the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, "The Miller’s Daughter" has to weave straw into gold because of her father’s overly enthusiastic claims. In a modern-day fairytale, Emma Zimmerman has taken her dad’s obsession for heritage grains and transformed it into an award-winning flour business. Her alchemy also finds expression in the home kitchen, where she turns these unusual flours and grains into accessible and tasty meals, much to the delight of her friends and family. Zimmerman's passion for historical restoration extends beyond grains; she and her husband restored a burned out one-hundred-year-old house in downtown Phoenix, where they now live with their three sweet children and an affectionate pitbull. Zimmerman tends an amateur garden and is just waiting for someone to ask her about the status of her compost pile.

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The Miller's Daughter
A Western with Recipes for Unusual Grains and Stone-Milled Flours
Hardie Grant Publishing
March 2022
ISBN 9781743797105
224 pages
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