American Regional Cuisine

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New England clam chowder . . . New Orleans gumbo . . . Southern fried green tomatoes . . . Texas barbecue . . . Each region of the United States has its own cuisine, with distinctive ingredients, techniques, and recipes. From north to south and from east to west, American Regional Cuisine explores this tremendous culinary diversity in a comprehensive cookbook and guide to the nation's cuisines. By placing each cuisine within its historical and cultural context, the book offers readers a deeper understanding of each cooking style and the qualities that make it unique. From the blue cornmeal and jalapeno peppers of the southwest to the zesty spices of Cajun cooking, it covers the indigenous ingredients whose flavor and character do so much to give dishes their special regional "accent."
Two hundred delicious recipes-twenty for each type of cuisine-are introduced by well-known chefs and restaurateurs, including Bert Cutino (owner of The Sardine Factory, Monterey, California), Michael Foley (owner of Printer's Row, Chicago), and Allen Susser (owner and executive chef of Chef Allen's, Miami). The recipes are drawn from every part of the menu, from appetizers to desserts, and detailed instructions ensure that nothing is left to chance in the kitchen. Perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to cook "fluently" in the language of the nation's regional cuisines, this book will bring new variety-and authenticity-to any cooking repertoire.

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American Regional Cuisine

The culinary heritage of the United States is as rich and multifaceted as the nation itself. American Regional Cuisine celebrates everything that is different, distinctive, and delicious in the diverse traditions of American cooking--from New England Clam Chowder to Carolina Pulled Pork Barbecue, from Floribbean Grouper with Black Bean, Jicama, and Corn Salsa to San Francisco Cioppino.

This unique cookbook and guide to the finest in regional American cooking features recipes for 250 of the most popular and memorable dishes from eleven regional culinary traditions, including Cajun and Creole cuisine, Tex-Mex cuisine, and the cuisine of California and Hawaii. Grouped by region, these recipes are drawn from every part of the menu, offering a range of complete meals for each culinary style.

The book establishes a cultural and historical context and describes the indigenous ingredients, unusual techniques, and special touches that give each style of cooking its unique signature. Well-known chefs and restaurateurs introduce the cuisine of each region, from Michael Foley (owner of Printer's Row restaurant in Chicago) and Allen Susser (owner and executive chef of Chef Allen's in Miami) to Bert Cutino (owner of the Sardine Factory in Monterey, California).

Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions ensure that nothing is left to chance when it comes to preparing mouthwatering soups, tempting appetizers, and elegant entrées from every American culinary tradition. And more than 70 color and black-and-white photographs demonstrate cooking techniques and reveal the beauty of finished dishes.

American Regional Cuisine is a vibrant and inspiring resource for anyone who would like to capture the incredible variety and originality of American cooking in all of its authentic glory-from professional chefs and culinary students to serious home cooks.

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"What follows is insight into, and details of, what makes each American culinary region unique. Once you prepare these dishes and take a bite, the flavors and tastes will reinforce everything you read. It's a history, anthropology, and cooking class all in one!"
—From the Foreword by Chef Martin Yan, TV host of Yan Can Cook

This remarkable new edition of American Regional Cuisine celebrates the diversity, distinction, and delectable essences of American cooking—from New England Clam Chowder to Carolina Pulled Pork Barbecue, from Floribbean Grouper with Black Bean, Jicama, and Corn Salsa to San Francisco Cioppino. This Second Edition features a wealth of fascinating history about each region, and more than forty color photographs showing cooking techniques and finished dishes.

American Regional Cuisine, Second Edition is both a goldmine of attention-getting recipes and a guidebook to the finest regional American cooking. It features over 250 savory and sweet recipes of the most popular and memorable dishes from eleven regional culinary traditions—including Cajun and Creole cuisine, Tex-Mex cuisine, and the cuisines of California and Hawaii. Organized by region, these recipes are drawn from every part of the menu, offering a range of complete meals for each culinary style.

Everyone from professional chefs and culinary students to serious home cooks will find that the clear, easy-to-follow instructions leave nothing to chance when preparing these mouthwatering recipes.

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