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With 800 home-cooking recipes, America: The Cookbook is a celebration of the remarkable diversity of American food and food culture state by state. Features 50 essays and menus from a 'who's who' of 100 foremost food experts and chefs. America: The Cookbook is the first book to document comprehensively – and celebrate – the remarkable diversity of American cuisine and food With 800 home-cooking recipes, America: The Cookbook is a celebration of the remarkable diversity of American food and food culture state by state. Features 50 essays and menus from a 'who's who' of 100 foremost food experts and chefs. America: The Cookbook is the first book to document comprehensively – and celebrate – the remarkable diversity of American cuisine and food culture. A thoroughly researched compendium of 800 home-cooking recipes for delicious and authentic American dishes, America: The Cookbook explores the country's myriad traditions and influences, regional favorites and melting-pot fusion – the culinary heritage of a nation, from appetizers to desserts and beyond. A unique state-by-state section features essays and menus from a 'who's who' of 100 foremost food experts and chefs.


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With 800 home-cooking recipes, America: The Cookbook is a celebration of the remarkable diversity of American food and food culture state by state. Features 50 essays and menus from a 'who's who' of 100 foremost food experts and chefs. America: The Cookbook is the first book to document comprehensively – and celebrate – the remarkable diversity of American cuisine and food With 800 home-cooking recipes, America: The Cookbook is a celebration of the remarkable diversity of American food and food culture state by state. Features 50 essays and menus from a 'who's who' of 100 foremost food experts and chefs. America: The Cookbook is the first book to document comprehensively – and celebrate – the remarkable diversity of American cuisine and food culture. A thoroughly researched compendium of 800 home-cooking recipes for delicious and authentic American dishes, America: The Cookbook explores the country's myriad traditions and influences, regional favorites and melting-pot fusion – the culinary heritage of a nation, from appetizers to desserts and beyond. A unique state-by-state section features essays and menus from a 'who's who' of 100 foremost food experts and chefs.

30 review for America: The Cookbook

  1. 4 out of 5

    Brianna Sowinski

    Why these paticular recipes? You could make this book 10 ways if you asked a 10 different people their opinions. As the author points out she originally left out the iconic hamburger. Whatever, formatting is nice; many of the guest state themed recipes are comically snobby.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    Idiosyncratic... and the editor & I do not experience things the same way. The different things I've tasted across the country don't resemble these very much at all... and many of them are known across regions... and there's a lot left out that I think of as very traditional & unique to a state. I did look it over carefully, but ferpeetsake it's ginormous. My conclusion: use the Internet. (One site I like has local restaurants and lots of other attractions: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/. Wher Idiosyncratic... and the editor & I do not experience things the same way. The different things I've tasted across the country don't resemble these very much at all... and many of them are known across regions... and there's a lot left out that I think of as very traditional & unique to a state. I did look it over carefully, but ferpeetsake it's ginormous. My conclusion: use the Internet. (One site I like has local restaurants and lots of other attractions: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/. Where do you go online when you want to learn about local food traditions?)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    Love this cookbook! Every recipe is marked for the region or state it comes from, so you get an idea of the different tendencies and preferences across the United States. Some are just curious and nearly impossible to follow outside of their region - not sure where I would get fresh redbuds or "Rocky Mountain Oysters" here in Germany - but there are also a lot of classic recipes I've missed. The Miners' Salad alone was worth it! Love this cookbook! Every recipe is marked for the region or state it comes from, so you get an idea of the different tendencies and preferences across the United States. Some are just curious and nearly impossible to follow outside of their region - not sure where I would get fresh redbuds or "Rocky Mountain Oysters" here in Germany - but there are also a lot of classic recipes I've missed. The Miners' Salad alone was worth it!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Joy

    In some ways, this cookbook is fascinating. In other ways, I had some critiques. 1. First, it’s over 750 pages—so a bit overwhelming. 2. Despite the length, I thought it needed more photos. 3. They organized the book by food type (appetizers, entrees, desserts, etc.) and while that makes sense for actual cooking, I was more interested in seeing all the things arranged by state or region. 4. I wasn’t highly impressed with how they presented individual state spotlights at the back—for instance, Pe In some ways, this cookbook is fascinating. In other ways, I had some critiques. 1. First, it’s over 750 pages—so a bit overwhelming. 2. Despite the length, I thought it needed more photos. 3. They organized the book by food type (appetizers, entrees, desserts, etc.) and while that makes sense for actual cooking, I was more interested in seeing all the things arranged by state or region. 4. I wasn’t highly impressed with how they presented individual state spotlights at the back—for instance, Pennsylvania’s spotlight only talks about the eastern half of the state. For the Texas spotlight, some chef named Dean sent in his own recipes—Dean’s tortilla soup and Dean’s signature margarita (as if his personal recipes are statewide standards!) 5. DC is not included in this 750+ page cookbook about AMERICA…!?! I’ll stop with this critiques. Despite all of them, this actually is a fascinating book and was clearly a huge undertaking. I think it’s more interesting as informational reading, rather than for actual cooking.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ashani

    Beautiful book ! The USA is not always fries and hamburgers ! Its great culinary history is fortified with immigrants !

  6. 5 out of 5

    Abraham Ray

    Great American cookbook!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mary C

    I did a little ditty on Facebook, 50 states 50 days, what I learned from this cookbook, one state at a time. It's fabulous! I did a little ditty on Facebook, 50 states 50 days, what I learned from this cookbook, one state at a time. It's fabulous!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jaq

    Quirky and informative.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Carla Bayha

    I buy few huge compendium cookbooks, but this is a big cookbook to cherish. Reading through the recipes I travel back in my mind to where or with whom I first had the dish: lobster rolls at the NMAI with my sister, New Orleans style pralines that my father brought home from a business trip, a frisbee-sized pork tenderloin sandwich in Missouri last spring. When we road trip, I look for regional specialties. This book combines the ease of the Internet search (it has an exemplary index), the armcha I buy few huge compendium cookbooks, but this is a big cookbook to cherish. Reading through the recipes I travel back in my mind to where or with whom I first had the dish: lobster rolls at the NMAI with my sister, New Orleans style pralines that my father brought home from a business trip, a frisbee-sized pork tenderloin sandwich in Missouri last spring. When we road trip, I look for regional specialties. This book combines the ease of the Internet search (it has an exemplary index), the armchair dreams of a Rick Steves book, and a large cast of James Beard Award chefs giving you recipes they feature in their restaurants, but that you can also recreate in your kitchen. This is a book I can cook from and that I'll return to after each new trip. I've got 7 states left on my bucket list, and Clam Pie, West Indies Salad, and Knoephla Soup, too.

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