Synopses & Reviews
In a great, friendly, and indispensable book, Sheila Lukins, America's most trusted home cook and co-author of The Silver Palate Cookbooks
and The New Basics Cookbook
, rediscovers, interprets, and transforms the best of American tastes and ingredients. Over 600 recipes, from Roasted and Fresh Vegetable Gazpacho to Smothered Beef Shanks, Super Bowl Clambake to Chocolate-Pecan Banana Cream Pie, combine the sophisticated and homespun to create pure culinary dazzle. Pride of place is given throughout to fresh and dried chiles, wild rice, Walla Walla onions, Western beef, cranberries, maple syrup, morels, and seafood right from our bays, rivers, and oceans. Featuring great American wines, beers, and cheese, plus regional and holiday specialties with a twist.
A star-spangled celebration. Sheila Lukins rediscovers, heralds, and transforms American cooking.
After traveling across the country for three years, Sheila Lukins, the co-author of The Silver Palate
cookbooks and The New Basics Cookbook
and author of All Around the World Cookbook
, set to work tasting, interpreting, and making magic in over 600 recipes. Here are Mashed Yukon Golds, a Stovetop Clambake, Vegetable Jambalaya, Bing Cherry Chutney, Peachy Keen Pie. Quesadillas with duck and caramelized onions, a burger stuffed with Maytag blue cheese, gazpacho made with both fresh and roasted vegetables, crab cakes sumptuous with lobster meat, orange zest, and mace. It's a star-spangled celebration.
About the Author
Sheila Lukins is one of America's best-known and best-loved food authors. In addition to co-writing the Silver Palate cookbooks and The New Basics Cookbook, she is the author of All Around the World Cookbook and U.S.A. Cookbook. In 1985, The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbookwas named "The BestEntertainingCookbook of the Year" by the IACP. The longtime food editor for Parade magazine, Ms. Lukins lives and hosts in New York City.
Table of Contents
Introduction: All Around the U.S.A.
The Breakfast Nook--Breakfast Fruits and Cereals; Eggs and Hash; Pancakes, Waffles and Sides
Coffee Break--Muffins and Sweet Breads
Caf, Lunch--The Salad Plate; Sandwiches
The Cocktail Hour--Mixed Drinks; Complements
Dinnertime--The Relish Tray; Breads; Soups; Dinner Side Salads; The Farmer's Market; Noodles, Grains and Beans; Beef; Pork and Ham; Lamb; Poultry and Game; Fish; Shellfish
For Dessert--Fruit Desserts, Puddings and Pies; Cakes and Cookies; The Big Scoop