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Published in 1981, The Great American Writers Cookbook was a treasure trove of recipes submitted by the country's most celebrated authors. This all-new collection, a fine follow-up for a new era, features recipes that range from peanut butter sandwiches to eggplant caviar, with dishes — and anecdotes — offered by writers of every imaginable stripe, ethnicity, region, and culture in America.

Contemporary novelists such as National Book Award winners Jonathan Franzen and the late, great Bernard Malamud share space with columnists Dave Barry, P. J. O'Rourke, and Christopher Buckley, with journalists and novelists Andrei Codrescu, Anna Quindlen, and John Berendt, and with poet and novelist Sandra Cisneros. The interspersing of recipes from older and younger generations reveals cookery as creatively diverse as the writings from David Guterson, T. C. Boyle, Elizabeth McCracken, and former First Lady Barbara Bush.

This unusually tangy assortment of more than 150 recipes runs the gamut from tofu to heart-clogging chili. Writers play fast and loose with ingredients and forewarn readers planning to try them that some of the most seductive recipes are loaded with cholesterol. With such temptations as "Thighs of Delight," "Crevettes Désir," a "sexy spaghetti sauce," and a lemon icebox pie that allegedly elicits proposals of marriage, the recipes — and stories revealing their origins — is enticing, bizarre, and promisingly tasty.

The collection gives particular emphasis to contemporary southern writers — Padgett Powell, Jack Butler, Larry Brown, Ellen Gilchrist, and Josephine Humphreys, among others, although their recipes are often far from being quintessentially "Southern."

Scintillating with writerly antics and witty histories as transfixing as the recipes themselves, The New Great American Writers Cookbook is not just for daring cooks. It's also a collector's item for food-doting lovers of American literature.

Review:

"This collection of recipes...proffers well-written prose and cuisine of varying quality....[R]eading about the recipes' origins — and the writers' achievements — will be entertaining and educational." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[S]upplementary bits of text, along with pithy quotes from writers who declined to contribute, add just the right dash of wit and humor to a truly enjoyable cookbook." Library Journal

Synopsis:

A delightful, sometimes humorous collection of the recipes that reveal the culinary tastes of contemporary American writers.

Synopsis:

In this newest cookbook, 150 of America's favorite authors heat up their best recipes in a literary cookoff.

Synopsis:

Published in 1981, The Great American Writers Cookbook was a treasure trove of recipes submitted by the country's most celebrated authors. This all-new collection, a fine follow-up for a new era, features recipes that range from peanut butter sandwiches to eggplant caviar, with dishes-and anecdotes-offered by writers of every imaginable stripe, ethnicity, region, and culture in America.

Contemporary novelists such as National Book Award winners Jonathan Franzen and the late, great Bernard Malamud share space with columnists Dave Barry, P. J. O'Rourke, and Christopher Buckley, with journalists and novelists Andrei Codrescu, Anna Quindlen, and John Berendt, and with poet and novelist Sandra Cisneros. The interspersing of recipes from older and younger generations reveals cookery as creatively diverse as the writings from David Guterson, T. C. Boyle, Elizabeth McCracken, and former First Lady Barbara Bush.

This unusually tangy assortment of more than 150 recipes runs the gamut from tofu to heart-clogging chili. Writers play fast and loose with ingredients and forewarn readers planning to try them that some of the most seductive recipes are loaded with cholesterol. With such temptations as "Thighs of Delight," "Crevettes Désir," a "sexy spaghetti sauce," and a lemon icebox pie that allegedly elicits proposals of marriage, the recipes-and stories revealing their origins-is enticing, bizarre, and promisingly tasty.

The collection gives particular emphasis to contemporary southern writers-Padgett Powell, Jack Butler, Larry Brown, Ellen Gilchrist, and Josephine Humphreys, among others, although their recipes are often far from being quintessentially "Southern."

Scintillating with writerly antics and witty histories as transfixing as the recipes themselves, The New Great American Writers Cookbook is not just for daring cooks. It's also a collector's item for food-doting lovers of American literature.

Dean Faulkner Wells lives and writes in Oxford, Mississippi. She is the editor of The Great American Writers Cookbook, The Best of Bad Faulkner, The Great American Politicians Cookbook, and Ghosts of Rowan Oak. Her work has been published in the Paris Review, Parade, Playboy, Ladies' Home Journal, Southern Living, and other periodicals.

Julia Reed is a senior writer at Vogue and a contributor to the New York Times magazine, writing about food.

Synopsis:

Your favorite authors heating up their best in a literary cook-off

About the Author

Dean Faulkner Wells lives and writes in Oxford, Mississippi. She is the editor of The Great American Writers Cookbook, The Best of Bad Faulkner, The Great American Politicians Cookbook, and Ghosts of Rowan Oak. Her work has been published in the Paris Review, Parade, Playboy, Ladies' Home Journal, Southern Living, and other periodicals.

Julia Reed is a senior writer at Vogue and a contributor to the New York Times magazine, writing about food.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578065899
Editor:
Wells, Dean Faulkner
Foreword:
Reed, Julia
Foreword by:
Reed, Julia
Foreword:
Reed, Julia
Editor:
Wells, Dean Faulkner
Author:
Reed, Julia
Author:
Wells, Dean Faulkner
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Location:
Jackson
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - General
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking; Literature
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Cooking and Food-US General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
107-787
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
9.28x7.30x.89 in. 1.51 lbs.

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"Review" by , "This collection of recipes...proffers well-written prose and cuisine of varying quality....[R]eading about the recipes' origins — and the writers' achievements — will be entertaining and educational."
"Review" by , "[S]upplementary bits of text, along with pithy quotes from writers who declined to contribute, add just the right dash of wit and humor to a truly enjoyable cookbook."
"Synopsis" by , A delightful, sometimes humorous collection of the recipes that reveal the culinary tastes of contemporary American writers.
"Synopsis" by , In this newest cookbook, 150 of America's favorite authors heat up their best recipes in a literary cookoff.
"Synopsis" by ,

Published in 1981, The Great American Writers Cookbook was a treasure trove of recipes submitted by the country's most celebrated authors. This all-new collection, a fine follow-up for a new era, features recipes that range from peanut butter sandwiches to eggplant caviar, with dishes-and anecdotes-offered by writers of every imaginable stripe, ethnicity, region, and culture in America.

Contemporary novelists such as National Book Award winners Jonathan Franzen and the late, great Bernard Malamud share space with columnists Dave Barry, P. J. O'Rourke, and Christopher Buckley, with journalists and novelists Andrei Codrescu, Anna Quindlen, and John Berendt, and with poet and novelist Sandra Cisneros. The interspersing of recipes from older and younger generations reveals cookery as creatively diverse as the writings from David Guterson, T. C. Boyle, Elizabeth McCracken, and former First Lady Barbara Bush.

This unusually tangy assortment of more than 150 recipes runs the gamut from tofu to heart-clogging chili. Writers play fast and loose with ingredients and forewarn readers planning to try them that some of the most seductive recipes are loaded with cholesterol. With such temptations as "Thighs of Delight," "Crevettes Désir," a "sexy spaghetti sauce," and a lemon icebox pie that allegedly elicits proposals of marriage, the recipes-and stories revealing their origins-is enticing, bizarre, and promisingly tasty.

The collection gives particular emphasis to contemporary southern writers-Padgett Powell, Jack Butler, Larry Brown, Ellen Gilchrist, and Josephine Humphreys, among others, although their recipes are often far from being quintessentially "Southern."

Scintillating with writerly antics and witty histories as transfixing as the recipes themselves, The New Great American Writers Cookbook is not just for daring cooks. It's also a collector's item for food-doting lovers of American literature.

Dean Faulkner Wells lives and writes in Oxford, Mississippi. She is the editor of The Great American Writers Cookbook, The Best of Bad Faulkner, The Great American Politicians Cookbook, and Ghosts of Rowan Oak. Her work has been published in the Paris Review, Parade, Playboy, Ladies' Home Journal, Southern Living, and other periodicals.

Julia Reed is a senior writer at Vogue and a contributor to the New York Times magazine, writing about food.

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