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America the Great Cookbook

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Take a journey across the states to celebrate the food of America, created in the homes and kitchens of our favorite chefs and food heroes. From well-known chefs like Ina Garten and Padma Lakshmi to food revolutionaries such as Ruth Reichl, food personalities from around the country share their favorite recipes and the dishes they make for the people they love in this one-of-a-kind book.

  • Contributors include chef luminaries – such as Michael Voltaggio, David Chang and Carla Hall – as well as pioneers in the food world of America.
  • 145 tempting and original recipes include everything from breakfast to dinner, including starters, soups, salads and desserts.
  • Sample recipes include Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer's Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Sugar and Buttermilk Frosting, Nancy Silverton's Chicken Salad with Indian Spices and Preserved Lemon, Melissa Clark's Cod with Roasted Asparagus and Green Onions, and Joanne Chang's Raspberry Swirl Meringues.
  • Organized by recipe contributor; each introduced with a lifestyle portrait and first-person narrative, followed by 1–3 of their recipes.
  • Introduction by Joe Yonan, the book's editor, Food and Dining Editor of The Washington Post, author and two-time James Beard–award winner.
  • Stunning food photography throughout, plus original artwork by typographer Jessica Hische.
  • A portion of the book's proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry, which helps to end childhood hunger in the United States. Learn more.
  • Hardcover, 480 pages.
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Recipes include:

  • Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer's Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Sugar and Buttermilk Frosting
  • Simone Cormier's Country Pork Pâté with Cherries and Hazelnuts
  • Joan Nathan's Matzo Balls
  • Hugo Ortega's Barbacoa de Zaachila
  • Charles Phan's Black Bean–Glazed Pork Spareribs
  • Marcus Samuelsson's Fried Chicken and Red Velvet Waffles
  • Nancy Silverton's Chicken Salad with Indian Spices and Preserved Lemon
  • Melissa Clark's Cod with Roasted Asparagus and Green Onions
  • Michael Voltaggio's Loup de Mer
  • Virginia Willis' Summer Squash Salad
  • Carla Hall's Collards 'n' Potlikker and Nashville-Style Hot Chicken
  • David Chang's Clam Juk
  • Ronni Lundy's Mama's Speckled Butter Beans
  • Thomas McNaughton's Ricotta Triangoli
  • Amanda Saab's Baklava Cheesecake
  • Georgetown Cupcake's Red Velvet Cupcakes
  • Michael Solomonov's Homemade Laffa Bread
  • Franklin Barbecue's Espresso Barbecue Sauce
  • Mindy Segal's Matcha and Mint Hot Chocolate
  • Leah Chase's Creole Gumbo
  • Marcella Valladolid's White Bean and Grilled Octopus Salad
  • Ruth Reichl's Pink Deviled Eggs and Tart Lemon Tart
  • Molly Yeh's Vanilla Cake with Rhubarb Buttercream
  • Dan Barber's Juice Pulp Cheeseburgers
  • Kris Yenbamroong's Uni Garlic Fried Rice
  • Rick Bayless' Enchiladas Verdes
  • Ana Sortun's Asparagus Fatteh
  • Francis Lam's Chinese Stir-Fried Tomatoes and Eggs
  • Erin French's Blueberry Spoon Cake
  • Joanne Chang's Raspberry Swirl Meringues
  • Nathalie Dupree's Grits with Greens and Shrimp
  • Ed Lee's Braised Turmeric Chicken
  • Pableaux Johnson's Monday Night Red Beans and Rice
  • Andrew Zimmern's Cold Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles



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