Glorious American Foodby Christopher Idone, Tom Eckerle
This updated and redesigned edition of the best-selling cookbook Glorious American Food celebrates Christopher Idone’s trademark genius for exquisite menus and presentation. First published in 1985, it won both Best General Cookbook Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Photographers’ Annual Award. This modern edition includes both new and revised recipes as well as wine recommendations, and has been reformatted into a smaller, more kitchen-friendly trim size. Glorious American Food is a delicious and elegant tribute to our nation’s diverse cuisine. Idone offers more than 70 menus and 275 recipes representing the best of traditional and contemporary cooking from the Deep South to the Northwest, including regional classics like Louisiana Catfish, New Mexico Cocada, Kansas-style Barbecue Ribs, and New England Baked Beans. This original canon of recipes is inspired by the harvest of the land and the bounty of the sea and is deeply influenced by the wide spectrum of American culinary traditions. Lush color photographs serve as both inspiring recipe illustrations and a visual travel guide through the varied landscapes of the United States.
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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Meet the Author
CHRISTOPHER IDONE co-founded the renowned New York City catering company Glorious Food in 1969. He has written eight cookbooks, including the best-selling Brazil: A Cook’s Tour, and has contributed articles and photography to magazines such as Conde Nast Traveler, the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, and House and Garden. Idone has also served as consultant, lecturer, chef, and entrepreneur for De Gustibus at Macy’s, the Christopher Blackwell Group in Miami, NYU, the New York Public Library’s Night of One Hundred Dinners, and the Guggenheim New York’s blockbuster show "Brazil: Body and Soul," among others.
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Beautifully illustrated, this cookbook gives you a real taste of regional American cuisine. Each section provides complete menus which are both elegant and unique while still retaining a rustic and earthy feel. I would recommend this book as a must for any serious home chef.