This book contains more than 400 delicious regional recipes shown step by step in over 1750 stunning photographs that guide you clearly through each recipe. It celebrates the exciting diversity of America's great culinary heritage in over 400 recipes. It includes all-time favorites like Chocolate Brownies and Golden Fried Chicken and newer recipes such as Pecan-Stuffed Pork Chops and Coffee Ice-Cream Sandwiches. It has everything you need for star-spangled celebrations, including Yankee Pot Roast and Apple Pie for a traditional family holiday. It features over 1750 photographs, including step-by-step sequences to guide you through each recipe. This is the best of American cooking from New England seafood to heartland baking and Californian salads. Inside this book you will find an exciting range of tastes to tempt you, from the luxurious seafood specialties of the East Coast through to the deeply-satisfying food of the prairies, to the lighter Pacific-Rim-influenced cooking of California. If, however, your idea of heaven is the best-ever homemade burger or authentic golden fried chicken, then this book is still the cookbook for you. Every recipe is presented in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format with an accompanying picture so you can see just how gorgeous your own finished dish will be. To help you further, useful cooking techniques such as how to truss poultry and how to make a souffle are fully explained and illustrated.
Carole Clements is a very experienced and highly regarded author, editor and home-economy consultant. Her published works include American Tradition (Hamlyn) and The Ultimate Cooking Course and Kitchen Encyclopedia (Hermes House). Laura Washburn grew up in Los Angeles and earned a diploma from the Ecole de Cusisne La Varenne in Paris. Patricia Lousada was born in New York where her Italian-born mother instilled in her an early appreciation for good food. Patricia is author of Cooking with Herbs and The Chocolate Cookbook.