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The Lexicon of Real American Food

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For foodies, wordsmiths, and anyone who loves to eat, an illustrated guide to authentic American fare, from the beloved Roadfood team

 

In linguistics, the lexicon of a language is its vocabulary, including its words and expressions. In The Lexicon of Real American Food, renowned foodies Jane and Michael Stern record the lingo of American food as it is spoken—and enjoyed—across the nation. With their signature wit and exuberance, they define how America really eats—to the delight of food lovers and word aficionados everywhere. Fun to read and easy to browse, with spot illustrations and select recipes, this book will also become a valuable reference to document regional specialties and signature American fare.

 

Since the first edition in their Roadfood series in 1978, the Sterns have reported on more than 100,000 meals at Americas tables and cafe counters alongside people of every stripe; and in doing so they have gained an unequalled sense of real American food. Thus, the food described in these pages is democratic, not elitist—from hoppel-poppel to puffy tacos, The Sterns see the nations diet like its language: endlessly, endearingly exuberant. Their Lexicon of Real American Food inspires a new and joyful appreciation of our countrys irrepressible foodways.

Synopsis:

For foodies, wordsmiths, and anyone who loves to eat, an illustrated guide to authentic American fare, from the beloved Roadfood team.

Synopsis:

Jane and Michael Stern have crisscrossed America sampling regional favorites and quirky fare. Here they translate a full menu of offbeat daily specials for your enjoyment, on the road or at home. Includes select recipes, profiles of food legends, and hard-earned advice on the best place to sample your next authentic American meal, including…
 
Fluffernutter
Hoppel Poppel
Migas
Jonnycakes
Kolache
Cat Head Biscuit
Meat and Three
Brunswick Stew
Dirty Rice

About the Author

Jane and Michael Stern are best known for their Roadfood books, website (roadfood.com), and magazine columns, in which they seek out restaurants serving American regional specialties. They appear weekly on Lynne Rossetto Kaspers public radio program The Splendid Table and are contributing editors at Saveur magazine. They have won three James Beard Foundation Awards and the James Beard Perrier-Jouet Award for lifetime achievement. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762760947
Author:
Stern, Jane
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Author:
Stern, Michael
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Culinary Reference
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-US General
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color photos throughout
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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Cooking and Food » Food Writing » Gastronomic Literature
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Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » United States » Ethnic
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For foodies, wordsmiths, and anyone who loves to eat, an illustrated guide to authentic American fare, from the beloved Roadfood team.
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Jane and Michael Stern have crisscrossed America sampling regional favorites and quirky fare. Here they translate a full menu of offbeat daily specials for your enjoyment, on the road or at home. Includes select recipes, profiles of food legends, and hard-earned advice on the best place to sample your next authentic American meal, including…
 
Fluffernutter
Hoppel Poppel
Migas
Jonnycakes
Kolache
Cat Head Biscuit
Meat and Three
Brunswick Stew
Dirty Rice
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