Chef Amy Thielen's new memoir Give a Girl a Knife illustrates how passionate Thielen is about cooking. In fact, in her book, she writes: "My cooking bug, which had begun innocently enough as a way to stave off the agony of writing papers throughout my college years, was growing into a serious habit. Or as Aaron described his own art practice: It was becoming an affliction." Her "affliction" manages to combine two worlds that seem almost impossible to reconcile: the midwest, specifically northern Minnesota, and New York City. But somehow, Thielen is able to connect them in a way that seems almost natural. At our recent #SaveurSuppers, she explains, "They're places that are polar opposites, but both are actually really severe and intense, and it's food that knits those two places together."