American Regional Cuisine

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Wiley, Jun 12, 2006 - Cooking - 576 pages
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"What follows is insight into, and details of, what makes each American culinary region unique. Once you prepare these dishes and take a bite, the flavors and tastes will reinforce everything you read. It's a history, anthropology, and cooking class all in one!"
--From the Foreword by Chef Martin Yan, TV host of Yan Can Cook

This remarkable new edition of American Regional Cuisine celebrates the diversity, distinction, and delectable essences of American cooking--from New England Clam Chowder to Carolina Pulled Pork Barbecue, from Floribbean Grouper with Black Bean, Jicama, and Corn Salsa to San Francisco Cioppino. This Second Edition features a wealth of fascinating history about each region, and more than forty color photographs showing cooking techniques and finished dishes.

American Regional Cuisine, Second Edition is both a goldmine of attention-getting recipes and a guidebook to the finest regional American cooking. It features over 250 savory and sweet recipes of the most popular and memorable dishes from eleven regional culinary traditions--including Cajun and Creole cuisine, Tex-Mex cuisine, and the cuisines of California and Hawaii. Organized by region, these recipes are drawn from every part of the menu, offering a range of complete meals for each culinary style.

Everyone from professional chefs and culinary students to serious home cooks will find that the clear, easy-to-follow instructions leave nothing to chance when preparing these mouthwatering recipes.

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User Review  - beau.p.laurence - LibraryThing

True to the title, this book is sectioned into geographical regions of the country, including New England, the Deep South, Tex-Mex, and Floribbean, among others. A good book if you are trying to create an "authentic" regional meal. Read full review

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Since 1991, The Art Institutes system has offered culinary arts programs, with 21 locations currently offering programs in culinary arts.The culinary arts program at The Art Institutes features professional kitchen environments and, in some locations, fully operational restaurants. Students work alongside instructors to learn and perform the hands-on skills chefs use each day, beginning with tool usage, kitchen procedures, basic cooking, nutrition, and management courses.

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