Martha's American Food
A Celebration of Our Nation's Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast
By Martha Stewart
(Clarkson Potter Publishers, Hardcover, 9780307405081, 432pp.)
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
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Organized geographically, the 200 recipes in "Martha's American Food" include main dishes such as comforting Chicken Pot Pies, easy Grilled Fish Tacos, irresistible Barbecued Ribs, and hearty New England Clam Chowder. Here, too, are thoroughly modern starters, sides, and one-dish meals that harness the bounty of each region's seasons and landscape: Hot Crab Dip, Tequila-Grilled Shrimp, Indiana Succotash, Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Whitefish, and Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Meyer Lemon, Arugula, and Pistachios. And you will want to leave room for dessert, with dozens of treats such as Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie, New York Cheesecake, and Peach and Berry Cobbler.
Through sidebars about the flavors that define each region and stunning photography that brings the foods--and the places with which we identify them--to life, Martha celebrates the unique character of each part of the country. With all the dishes that inspire pride in our national cuisine, "Martha's American Food "gathers, in one place, the recipes that will surely please your family and friends for generations to come.
Christophe Pourny is the author of "The Furniture Bible".