Dimensions: 448 Pages, 7.87 × 9.84 × 1.18 in
Published: September 26, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 140132360X
ISBN - 13: 9781401323608
About the Book
International food icon Oliver puts his own spin on the best of American home cooking--120 new recipes gathered from New York, Louisiana, Arizona, California, Georgia, and Wyoming. Each reflects his ability to extract enormous flavor from humble ingredients.
From the Publisher
The incredible diversity in American cooking was a real revelation
to me. So although I went looking for "quintessential American
food," my conclusion is that there is no such thing; instead
there''s a huge wealth of seriously exciting dishes.
Many of us outside of America may think we already know all there
is to know about it from movies or the occasional holiday, but the
truth is that this doesn''t even scratch the surface. In many ways,
the country is still a bit of a mystery to us. This trip was my
chance to explore the ingredients, food culture, and traditions
within this incredible country.
I felt that I knew cities like New York and Los Angeles pretty
well, but this time I ventured beyond the neighborhoods I was
familiar with and into areas better known for their immigrant
communities. I was rewarded with some of the most incredible food
I''ve ever tasted.
The story was the same when I moved beyond the big cities. Whether
it was Creole cooking in Louisiana or soul food in Georgia, the
Mexican influences in Arizona or the hearty cowboy cuisine of Big
Sky Country, every place I went had its unique treasures.
I came back with more recipes than I knew what to do with, and
although it was tough, I managed to narrow this book down to 120 of
my absolute favorites. These are my takes on some of the best food
I came across, as well as a few things I made up along the way. I
hope you enjoy them, and maybe even discover new and inspiring
sides to America you''ve never seen before. Enjoy!
About the Author
Jamie Olivergrew up in his parents'' country pub,
the Cricketers in Clavering, where he started cooking at the age of
eight, before studying at London''s Westminster Catering College.
He then went on to work with some of the top chefs in England
namely Antonio Carluccio at the Neal Street Restaurant and Rose
Gray and Ruth Rogers at the River Café. The author of such popular
titles asThe Naked Chef, Jamie''s Kitchen,andJamie''s
Italy, among others, he has written for theSaturday
Times, served as Food Editor atGQandMarie
Clairemagazines, and hosted the popular television showThe
Naked Chef. He is thirty-three and lives in London with his
wife Jools and their daughters, Poppy and Daisy.