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Co-founder of the revived Hayden Flour Mills gets a James Beard nomination for her cookbook

Emma Zimmerman was working on getting a doctoral degree at McGill University in 2009 when her dad, Jeff, had a crazy idea: to reopen Tempe’s historic Hayden Flour Mills.

It started as something of a hobby, but, soon enough, it turned into much more.

Today, Hayden Flour Mills is a booming company that’s been a leading voice in the movement to revive heritage grains in this country. And Emma, who has helped grow it, is out with a new cookbook called “The Miller’s Daughter.” It’s been nominated for a James Beard Award this year.

The Show sat down with her in KJZZ's studio to talk more about the book — and the story behind the mill.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.