This is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks. Background to go along with the recipes, that 'famous' Chicago deep dish pizza, amazingly good ideas for common foods, and a terrific help when kids were in scouting & school and needed to take a regional &/or historical food for a project.
The Frugal Gourmet presents a fabulous feast American heritage.
Jeff Smith, the immensely popular star of his own television cooking show, The Frugal Gourmet, and author of four New York Times bestselling cookbooks, celebrates the delights of truly American cooking with such favorites as corn, turkey, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, sweet berries and other ingredients that stir up fond memories of home and homecooking. Added to this list are some very special dishes from America's traditional cuisines-fascinating favorites from every part of the country, including:
Regional specialties from native American IndiansTime-honored recipes from the colonists, including those handed down from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, as well as early settlers from Pennsylvania and New EnglandDown-home cooking at its best, exemplifying both Southern hospitality and the heart of soul foodFrom the heartlands of America comes everything from 19-Alarm Chili to barbecued spareribs and sweet potato pieAnd there's much more ...