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Mike's Breakfast
Cooking in Nepal and Then Some

© 2001, Mike Frame, Paperback, 133 pages

Reflecting the ambiance of Mike's Breakfast restaurant in Kathmandu, Nepal, where locals and expats, diplomats and mountain climbers rub shoulders over pancackes and quiche in a secluded garden, this book is an eclectic collection of recipes and stories from mid-western America to mid-western Nepal with plenty of fun in between. Mike tells us how to deal with a water buffalo's tongue or a goat's lung to delicious affect. He also shares his experience of cooking where the process starts well before "scratch". As a bonus, we learn how to use cowdung, egg plants, and left over millet in new and unusual ways. Social comments --- on eating habits, the metric system, agriculture, child labour --- do not reflect mainstream thought in mid-America nor mid-Nepal, Yet!

Purchase "Mike's Breakfast" from Amazon.com or directly from:
Larchill Press
31679 Dahomey Ave
Northield MN 55057

Michael Warren Frame

Mike Frame Mike died May 23,2008, after a 7 year battle with Multiple Myeloma. In Nepal there will be a Bhuddist Puja all day Wednesday, May 28th, and a memorial gathering on Saturday, May 31st, at Mike's Breakfast in Kathmandu.

Mike was born on October 28,1940, to William Gibson Frame and Minnie Errington Frame in Northfield. He graduated from Northfield High School and Carleton College and did post graduate work in Agricultural Economics at the University of Minnesota. From 1962-1969 he served 2 terms as a Peace Corps volunteer and worked for U.S. AID in agriculture in Nepal. For the next 9 years he farmed at Bubbling Springs Farm near Menomonie, Wisconsin, and did Peace Corps training. His love for Nepal brought him back as an Associate Peace Corps Director for Rural Development from 1980-1985. In 1988 Mike opened the world-famous restaurant, Mike's Breakfast, in Kathmandu, Nepal, where it has been popular with locals and tourists for the past 20 years. In 1997 he opened Hotel Fewa and Mike's Restaurant in Pokhara which has become a destination for trekkers and travelers. Mike received the Distinguished Achievement Award from Carleton College in 2007 for his work in Nepal.

Mike was a cook, gardener, farmer, guilder, and author (Mike's Breakfast Cooking in Nepal and Then Some.) Through his generosity and outreach he has influenced and changed the lives of numerous people. We will miss his rare sense of humor. He is survived by his sister Mary Ellen Frame, Northfield; brothers William E. (Sandy) Frame, Pine Island, and David M. (daire) Frame, Albert Lea; and 5 nieces and 3 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

PDF of the Program
for "A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Michael Warren Frame"
at First United Church of Christ, Northfield, Minnesota

Sample Pages: An Introduction: Making Millet Muffins
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