The Steger Homestead Kitchen: Simple Recipes for an Abundant Life


“Will is arguably the world’s greatest living explorer. Now, with The Steger Homestead Kitchen, he and his niece Rita Mae explore with us the power of eating locally and sustainably, and in the society of others. This gorgeous book should have a place in everyone’s kitchen-or on every coffee table.”-Dan Buettner

“Whether we are huddled together in a small tent or gathered around a big table, food gives us warmth, nourishment, and community. This book is so much more than a collection of recipes: it shares wisdom gained over a remarkable lifetime of exploration and offers a timely reminder in the era of climate change that a little can go a long way.”-Eric Dayton, cofounder and CEO, Askov Finlayson (and Will Steger’s teammate on Arctic Transect 2004)

The Steger Homestead Kitchen is a very practical and inspirational book of recipes, memories, and meals from the Stegers’ Northwoods Ely kitchen. I love the sustainable, inspirational, and climate-friendly recipes and menus that were guided by Beth Dooley, an award-winning Minnesota cookbook author. This book is a good and important read.”-Beatrice Ojakangas, James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame author

About the Author

Will Steger, explorer and environmental educator, is founder of Climate Generation and the Steger Wilderness Center and winner of the National Geographic John Oliver La Gorce Medal.

Rita Mae Steger is a chef and musician who runs the Steger Wilderness Center’s food program.

Beth Dooley is a James Beard Award-winning author and coauthor of several cookbooks, including The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen (Minnesota, 2017), and a memoir, In Winter’s Kitchen.