American Taste: A Celebration of Gastronomy Coast to Coast by James Beard, James Villas |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
American Taste: A Celebration of Gastronomy Coast to Coast

American Taste: A Celebration of Gastronomy Coast to Coast

by James Beard, James Villas
     
 

In this acclaimed classic, James Villas shares his passions for food and drink-both the humble and the sophisticated-in essays including "Understanding Fried Chicken," "Upgrading Hash," and "Cornflakes Be Damned!" From his homage to asparagus to his treatise on French fries, Villas regales us with tales of American gastronomy from the perspective of a respectful

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In this acclaimed classic, James Villas shares his passions for food and drink-both the humble and the sophisticated-in essays including "Understanding Fried Chicken," "Upgrading Hash," and "Cornflakes Be Damned!" From his homage to asparagus to his treatise on French fries, Villas regales us with tales of American gastronomy from the perspective of a respectful gourmand and hired palate.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A landmark. It encompasses an admirable range of thoughts on food ranging from fried chicken and barbecues to Bourbon to game and caviar. A banquet for your library."—Craig Claiborne "Ameican Taste makes us savor the thought of good food, good living, and the joys of the good life. A delicious volume!"—James Beard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599219288
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

James Villas was the food & wine editor of Town & Country for twenty-seven years and is the author of more than a dozen cookbooks and books on food, two of them James Beard Award nominees. His work has appeared in Esquire, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Saveur, the New York Times and the Atlantic Monthly. He won a James Beard Award for journalism and received Bon Appétit's Food Writer of the Year Award in 2003.

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