It's All American Food: The Best Recipes for More Than 400 New American Classics
It's All American Food The Best Recipes for More Than 400 New American Classics Author:David Rosengarten American food is no longer just steak, potatoes, and apple pie. Over the past 50 years, dishes that were once exotic have become essential parts of the American menu. Here, for the first time, David Rosengarten has created a definitive cookbook of truly American favorites, ranging from coast to coast, back into the past, and into the cuisines th... more »at have merged with the American mainstream in recent decades. Rosengarten places authentic Cajun recipes alongside the sizzling Cuban specialties of Miami. He unveils the mystery behind Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and Maryland crab cakes. He retrieves American classics like chicken pot pie and tuna melt from Junior League cookbooks and restores them to their glory. From breakfast, where he gives the secrets for perfect scrambled eggs, bacon, and hash browns, to an array of indulgent late night desserts, David Rosengarten has written an unpretentious and accessible adoration of the American kitchen. This celebration of our nation's wonderfully varied cuisine belongs on every home cook's bookshelf.« less
Shannon K. (peche) reviewed It's All American Food: The Best Recipes for More Than 400 New American Classics on
This is a fabulous cookbook.
Three main divisions: Ethnic America, Regional America, Classic America.
Ethnic America includes Italian, Greek and Turkish, Spanish, French, Middle European, Jewish, Russian, Scandinavian, Mexican, Central and South American, Cuban and Caribbean, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern and Moroccan.
Regional American includes sections on New England, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch, Chesapeake Bay, Low Country (South Carolina and Georgia coast line), Dixie, Florida, Cajun/Creole, Texas, Midwest, Southwest, California, Hawaii.
Classic America: Breakfasts across America, Appetizers, Salads and Salad Dressings, Sandwiches, Hearty Main Courses, Side Dishes, Breads, Desserts, Frozen Desserts.
Every recipe is carefully researched and almost all are annotated which makes for interesting reading. And great eating.