Blue Plate Special: The American Diner Cookbook

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Their names tempt customers with a little magic to go along with a meal—the Miss Albany, the Mayfair, Webbies, Daddypops, the Night Owl, Mel’s. Now their warmth and great food draw us toward a grand dining adventure. With gleaming stainless steel, colorful porcelain, and glowing neon, they serve up crunchy onion rings and steaming hot chili, freshly baked pies and early morning ham and eggs, along with piping hot coffee, to enthusiastic customers day after day, year after year. Indeed, the American roadside diner...

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Their names tempt customers with a little magic to go along with a meal—the Miss Albany, the Mayfair, Webbies, Daddypops, the Night Owl, Mel’s. Now their warmth and great food draw us toward a grand dining adventure. With gleaming stainless steel, colorful porcelain, and glowing neon, they serve up crunchy onion rings and steaming hot chili, freshly baked pies and early morning ham and eggs, along with piping hot coffee, to enthusiastic customers day after day, year after year. Indeed, the American roadside diner is a place like no other, with excellent service, reasonable prices, and good conversation.
Here in the pages of Blue Plate Special. More than 450 recipes offer up delicious foods to be found on diner menus nationwide. Accompanying the recipes are profiles of interesting diners, their fascinating owners, and many of the people who have worked in them. More than 100 photos appear throughout.
So heat up the griddle one more time and order up a great meal.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888952018
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH MCKEON is the co-author of Fit for a King®: The Elvis Presley Cookbook, Cinema Under the Stars, and numerous other books. She lives in San Jose, California. LINDA EVERETT is a writer and researcher who lives near Ocean Park, Washington. Both authors have also collaborated on Elvis Speaks, a collection of Elvis Presley quotations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2001

    Most Interesting Cookbook Ever

    As a collector of cookbooks, this ranks as the most interesting read ever. The recipes are great and the history of the different diners make this book most enjoyable.

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