Book Reviews of American Gourmet: Classic Recipes, Deluxe Delights, Flamboyant Favorites, and Swank "Company" Food from the '50s and '60s

American Gourmet: Classic Recipes, Deluxe Delights, Flamboyant Favorites, and Swank
American Gourmet Classic Recipes Deluxe Delights Flamboyant Favorites and Swank Company Food from the '50s and '60s
Author: Jane Stern, Michael Stern
ISBN-13: 9780060167103
ISBN-10: 0060167106
Publication Date: 10/1991
Pages: 286
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed American Gourmet: Classic Recipes, Deluxe Delights, Flamboyant Favorites, and Swank "Company" Food from the '50s and '60s on + 331 more book reviews
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I loved this one.

"Classic recipes, deluxe delights, flamboyant favorites, and swank 'company' food from the 50's and 60's.

Full of recipes from back in the day. Even if you don't want to actually cook them because of health reasons (they're full of fat-laden, cholesterol soaring yummyliciousness) it's a hoot reading the stories and commentary the authors have included along with the recipes.
reviewed American Gourmet: Classic Recipes, Deluxe Delights, Flamboyant Favorites, and Swank "Company" Food from the '50s and '60s on + 768 more book reviews
This is the Sterns at their best, talking about the food that has kept them on the road hunting down classic eats for 30 years. Jeffrey Steingarten wrote: "Everything jane and Michael Stern write about food makes me want to et and laugh at the same time. They convey their discoveries with immediacy and a sense of adventure."

This book is fun - it's loaded with recipes from the 1950s and 60's and the commentary that goes with it is hysterical.