What does America really eat? Which recipes do real home cooks
turn to again and again? More often than not, they are dishes
handed down from great aunts and painstakingly copied out of
smudged recipe boxes rather than the creations of celebrity chefs.
Bonny Wolf, food commentator for NPR's "Weekend Edition", writes
about the great regional and family food traditions in this
country--birthday cake and dinner party food, hearty American
breakfasts and Fourth of July picnic dishes. In Talking
with My Mouth Full, she writes stories about food, and also
about the people who eat it.
This book gives a snapshot of the American traditions that have
contributed to what and how we eat. Food trends come and go,
but many delightful national treasures--bundt cake, barbecue, roast
chicken, fair food--are timeless. Each of Bonny Wolf's
chapters, whether she's writing about true regional specialties
like Minnesota's wild rice, Texas' Blue Bell ice cream or
Maryland's famous crab cakes or about family favorites like noodle
pudding or Irish raisin soda bread, ends with a perfectly chosen
group of recipes, tantalizing and time-tested.
In the tradition of Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking,
Talking with My Mouth Full is a book you will turn to over
and over for wonderful food writing and recipes for comfort food, a
great nosh, or the ideal covered dish to take to a potluck