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The Taste of America

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America is a melting pot, with a palate as diverse as its various cultures. This quality is reflected nowhere better than in our own kitchen pantries. So, what does America taste like?

The Taste of America is the first and only compendium of the best food made in the U.S.A. Here, award-winning food writer and passionate eater Colman Andrews presents 250 of the best regional
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 14th 2013 by Phaidon Press
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Ariadna73
Nov 03, 2013 Ariadna73 rated it it was amazing
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I loved the craft, the quality of the paper, the photos and the short and clear explanations. So many years living in this country, and I didn't know that we eat alligator or albalone! And, what the h*ck is a Bialy, a Pawpaw or a Fern?






Brian
Sep 17, 2014 Brian rated it liked it
This book showcases various American products, from baked goods to produce to meats and more. EAch entry is less than a page and contains some history, as well as the author's personal favorite in that category (like a brand). Some entries were far more interesting than others, but the book was well written and a quick read overall.
Grace P.
Nov 09, 2013 Grace P. rated it it was amazing
A fun book to browse, especially to get some ideas for food brands that I'd like to try. On my list to try: Willow River Farms cheesesnaps, Graber olives, Uplands Cheese, Inc., Cowgirl Creamery, and Gerard Dominique smoked Alaskan scallops!
Chris
May 21, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it
Very interesting book in a very attractive package. I hadn't heard of many of the dogs featured. Many I'd like to try.
Jack Laschenski
Oct 10, 2014 Jack Laschenski rated it really liked it
A catalog of American food from alligator to yogurt, with history and descriptions and pictures.

A big coffee table book!
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Nov 24, 2013 Cyndi rated it liked it
This book was good for a couple hours entertainment. I wouldn't buy it, but it was worth carrying home from the library...
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Great trivia book about various American traditional food. WONDERFUL!
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Co-founder and former editor of Saveur magazine and the author of Catalan Cuisine, Flavors of the Riviera, and Everything on the Table and co-author and co-editor of three Saveur cookbooks. Now a resident of New York City and Connecticut, a native of Los Angeles and a frequent contributor to the LA Times and Los Angeles Magazine. He won six James Beard Awards for his writing on food and wine, and ...more
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