I Hear America Cooking Cookbook

The hundreds of recipes in I Hear America Cooking Cookbook reflect the historical renditions of American favorites. The cookbook visits six regions in the United States from the Southwest to the Pacific Northwest and shares the distinctive culinary wonders of each. Clam Forecemeat Pie, French Market Beignets , Sour Cherry Soup and more fill the pages of with America's regional dishes. 


Format: Paperback, 516 pages 

Copyright: 1986 

Publisher: Penguin Books 

Author: Betty Fussel 

ISBN: 9780140263329

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Description: I Hear America Cooking cookbook contains a ragtime medley of culinary lore and marvelous recipes celebrating the traditions and history of American food. We Americans are what we eat and where we come from, and no one knows this better than Betty Fussell, one of our country's most revered food writers. Here she presents the rich history and lore of American food, as experienced in her travels to six distinct regions of the country: the desert Southwest, the Louisiana Delta, the tidewater Carolinas, New England, the Great Lakes region, and the Pacific Northwest coast. 

In each of these regions we find communal rites and tribal dishes appropriate to the ecology -- each with its own distinct flavor, smell, and feel. Among the hundreds of recipes featured here are historically accurate renditions of familiar favorites like chili con carne and succotash as well as unusual finds like pine bark stew and pomegranate guacamole. Thoroughly researched, and engagingly written in Fussell's lively and personable style, I Hear America Cooking is not only an important historical document, but also an ode to America's greatest cooks: young and old, famous and unknown, past and present. It sings the praises of America's gastronomic breadth and diversity, from sea to shining sea. 


Condition: Cover and interior pages are in good condition. Covers' corner tips are slightly curled.  Back cover is (very) slightly creased. 

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