Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation’s Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast is filled with tasty American dishes from across the country. As an added perk, there are historical write-ups that relate to the both the recipes and the area of the country the dishes hail from. There are plenty of photos and food information to help you learn more about foodstuffs and dishes; it is a real treat.
This book shows the great varieties of American food, with regional specialties highlighted. The recipes are easy to recreate and will make you look like a star in the kitchen. For history and culture buffs, the backstories for the recipes will entertain and educate you to regional dishes and customs. Each regional section begins with a two-page feature on the area, some history and the development of foods.
After the regional sections, there is a Tips and Techniques and Basic Recipes section at the back to help you get started on your successful creation of the American foods in the book. Some of the favorites in our house were desserts, and they have been marked to make again. Those included: Indian Pudding, Key Lime Pie and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.
Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation’s Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast is designed with a red, white and blue theme, and is an excellent option for anyone wanting to try the regional flavors and favorites or just to find a solid recipe for everyday meals. This book is definitely one to add to your cookbook collection.