Eat Like a Local - Iowa

About the Book

Are you excited about planning a trip to Iowa or are you looking for a new culinary adventure? Would you like some guidance from a local? "Eat Like a Local - Iowa" offers the inside scoop on food in the Hawkeye State, from small-town diners to elegant restaurants. 

How To Buy

"Eat Like a Local - Iowa" can be ordered through Amazon. It is also available for in-store purchase at the following locations:

Three Bells Books, 14 S. Commercial Alley, Mason City.

The Gift Shop at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, 303 2nd St. S.E., Mason City. 

The Mason City Visitor Information Center, 2021 4th St. S.W., Mason City.

The Barn Boutique Gift Shop at the Top of Iowa Welcome Center, 4705 Wheelerwood Road, Northwood (just off I-35, right by Diamond Jo Casino).


June 10 - 8:50 a.m., author interview on KCMR Radio

June 18 - 5:30 p.m., book signing at Three Bells Books,14 S. Commercial Alley, Mason City, Iowa. I will be giving away one FREE copy of the book as a door prize. 

About the Author

Mary Pieper is a freelance writer who loves reading, baking, history, and travel. Her family moved to Iowa when she was 3, and she has lived there ever since. She grew up in Marshalltown, went to college in Cedar Falls, and was a journalist for newspapers in Tama/Toledo, Boone, Storm Lake, and Sheldon before moving to Mason City to accept a job as a reporter for the Globe Gazette. Mary got to know the food scene in those communities and has eaten at restaurants in other parts of the Hawkeye State while on vacation or visiting relatives. She's also enjoyed the cuisine in Chicago, New York City, and Italy but still loves the food in her home state.

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