Taste of Home Recipes Across America: 735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation

Taste of Home Recipes Across America: 735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation

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Whether sinking your teeth into crispy Southern Fried Chicken, enjoying a Philly Cheese Steak or sampling a slice of Ozark Mountain Berry Pie, you simply can’t beat the comfort of iconic American foods. Now, it’s easier than ever to sample the flavors of the country with Taste of Home Recipes Across America.

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Whether sinking your teeth into crispy Southern Fried Chicken, enjoying a Philly Cheese Steak or sampling a slice of Ozark Mountain Berry Pie, you simply can’t beat the comfort of iconic American foods. Now, it’s easier than ever to sample the flavors of the country with Taste of Home Recipes Across America.

This keepsake collection offers 735 recipes that deliver regional flair from all 50 states. Grill up a fiery Southwestern barbecue, stir together a little Texas Caviar, host a New England clam bake or share a Chicago deep dish pizza! You’ll find everything from no-fuss snacks and quick supper ideas to weekend menu items and impressive desserts…each of which left a delicious mark on its part of the country!

Divided into five regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest and West), Recipes Across America offers all the mouthwatering specialties enjoyed by locals, including unforgettable dishes featuring regional produce. You’ll even discover ethnic favorites passed-down through generations of cultures who established roots in various cities throughout the nation.

As a bonus, you’ll enjoy fun food facts and folklore sprinkled throughout the pages. (For example, did you know that Chef George Crum of Saratoga, NY is rumored to have created the potato chip after a customer complained about the chef’s fried potatoes?) There are even colorful photos and notes regarding regional landmarks, infamous restaurants and more.

With so many recipes, photos and kitchen tidbits, Taste of Home Recipes Across America makes it a snap to take your senses on a culinary vacation you’ll cherish for years to come.

NORTHEAST: New England Boiled Dinner, Pennsylvania Dutch Pork Chops, Maple Syrup Corn Bread, Vermont Baked Beans, Brooklyn Blackout Cake, Joe Froggers

SOUTH: Barbecued Sticky Ribs, Bourbon Baked Ham, Low Country Boil, Andouille-Shrimp Cream Soup, Pimiento Cheese Spread, Hummingbird Cake, Southern Sweet Potato Pie, Benne Wafers

MIDWEST: Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza, Rolled Swedish Pancakes, Howard’s Sauerbraten, Beer Margaritas, Kansas Whole Wheat Bread, State Fair Cream Puffs, Lemon Kolaches

SOUTHWEST: Sizzling Tex-Mex Fajitas, Chicken Tamales, Award-Winning Chuck Wagon Chili, Armadillo Eggs, Daiquiris, Texas Caviar, Chunky Fresh Mango Cake, Mexican Ice Cream

WEST: Pacific Rim Salmon, Pork with Artichokes and Capers, Plum Chicken Wraps, Baked Potato Cheddar Soup, California Sushi Rolls, Champagne Cocktail, Habanero Apricot Jam, Sourdough French Bread, Hawaiian Cake, Wyoming Cowboy Cookies

With this collection the country is yours from coast to coast. You can plan a Southern summertime barbecue, feed hungry hands with Tex-Mex, enjoy the silky smoothness of maple syrup pie, have a German feast for Okoberfest, juicy fruits from the Pacific Northwest or a Classic Cobb Salad. Enjoy!

For 20 years, Taste of Home has been the world’s most popular cooking publication. Through the pages of the flagship magazine, popular cookbooks and online community, Taste of Home offers a friendly exchange of family-favorite recipes, cooking tips and personal stories from genuine home cooks. Because professional food staff tests and evaluates every recipe in the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, readers are guaranteed success every time.

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Publishers Weekly
Drawing on the tastes and favorites of their fans, the editors of Taste of Home offer up a whopping 735 recipes highlighting Midwest, Northeast, South, Southwest, and Western regions of America. As in previous editions, comfort food dominates—Buffalo wings, Swedish meatballs, cherry pie—but there are also surprises, such as the grilled sweet potato and red pepper salad and a homemade barbecue sauce that incorporates a can of Dr. Pepper. Regional recipes such as a flavorful low country boil from the South, Chicago deep-dish pizza, Tex-Mex fajitas and green chili pork stew, do a fine job of representing their locale. The selection covers the culinary spectrum—there is everything from appetizers like caviar and cheese spreads to desserts like a delicious blackout cake and a bevy of classic cocktails. The majority of recipes are sourced from readers, which sometimes works to the book's detriment, such as when a recipe calls for a pork butt, onions, cabbage, and root vegetables tossed in a pot and boiled sans salt, pepper, or any seasonings. However, the editors make up for any amateur efforts via volume and variety. (Sept.)

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Taste of Home Recipes Across America: 735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
mtibbitts More than 1 year ago
I love all the the Taste of Home cookbooks and magazines out there but I have to say this is probably one of my new favorites. Its nice to see the different recipes from all of the different regions of the United States. Some I had always wanted to know how to make and now I can!! If you have never tried a Taste of Home recipe, you don't know what you are missing out on. Most are so easy to follow and taste so good that you make them over and over. This will be no exception. Another thing I enjoy is that they include pictures with the recipes. I always like to be able to "compare" my outcome to what they have done. Definitely would recommend!!
Doodlebug4444 More than 1 year ago
5 out of 5 for this reader folks! I love me a great cookbook, and this one DELIVERS! Taste of Home Recipes Across America takes you all around the USA, highlighting each city/states "known for" recipe. From coast to coast you are bound to find the perfect recipe to indulge a craving, or to try something new! This is a cozy cookbook packed full of comfort food, tradition and indulgence. I loved all the little facts that are blocked off in between recipes about a city or recipe featured. Made me smile knowing that a little piece of history is still practised in our kitchens today! Have to say, there are some strange recipes there (taters on a hotdog ..lol), but I bet the locals to those strange recipes will likely think it is just as strange that we do not eat things the way they do! A few recipes that stood out for are Lobster Newburg New England Salmon Pie Chorizo Sausage Corn Chowder Baked Blueberry Peach Oatmeal Southern Shrimp & Grits Bacon Collard Greens Seriously ... with over 700 recipes, this recipe book will keep me busy for quite a while! :) HAPPY COOKING! :)
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Recipes Across America - 735 of the Best Recipes from Across America Author: Taste of Home Editors Publisher: Readers Digest Published: 9-12-2013 ISBN: 9781617652615 E-Book ASIN: B00DD76KUQ Pages: 512 Genre: Cooking This is a unique cookbook in that were most are divided into courses, Taste Across America on the other hand is divided into regions such as Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest and West. Sub-catagories are Main Dishes, Sides and More, and Sweets. These recipes are truly well known regional ethnic dishes. Jersey Style Hot Dogs, Yankee Pot Roast, Amish Breakfast Casserole, New York Style Cheesecake and blueberry buckle from the Northeast. Then we go to my region the South for such dishes as the simple Toasted PB & Banana Sandwich, Creole Jambalaya, Creamy Succotash to Valdalia Onion Bake and Old Time Buttermilk Pie. these are just a few recipes from each of these regions. Each region has its own specialty recipes and the recipes from your region alone would make this a must have cookbook. So many recipes to try and bring your memories to the front from the smell, look and taste you can now recreate in your own kitchen. This is not a cookbook you want to pass up. Known for the quality Taste Of Home delivers in spades with their Recipes Across America cookbook. Be sure to get your copy today.
Moonpie72 More than 1 year ago
Taste of Home Recipes Across America: 735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation  by Taste of Home Taste of Home has done it again!   Another fantastic cookbook and great value!  This hardback cookbook is a great addition to my collection.  Taste of Home cookbooks are a favorite of mine.  I can use the recipe knowing they have been thoroughly tested to make sure all runs smoothly in my preparation.  I especially like this because I am not wasting my time or food investment throwing out a recipe “flop”.   Taste of Home Recipes Across America opens the door to a whole new experience in learning about and cooking family favorites from different regions in the U.S. that is different from your own. This way I won’t get in a rut of just “southern” cooking. I love the fact that the recipes come from 100’s of other cooks just like me all across the U.S., not just recipes from one person.  This adds so much variety and creativity for my meals! Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, West Regions are well represented with Main dishes, Sides and More, and Sweets.  The color pictures of recipes are excellent.  Recipe lay outs are easy to read and follow.  I enjoyed the “dishing out about food” boxes on the pages that interesting information and history on different foods.  Also included are color pictures from each region highlighting yearly special events and locations in those areas. This cookbook would be fun just to curl up in a chair with and browse through. There is so much to read and see! The back of the book had two handy indexes.  One listed the recipes in alphabetical order.  The other was quite extensive and you could find the recipe by ingredient, regions, and type (appetizers, etc.).  Finding it by ingredient is a bonus for me because I might have unthawed chicken and can’t decide what to fix, or I am craving something with eggplant and haven’t a clue what to make.  These features make the cookbook very user friendly.  Positively a cookbook you will want to own!  I received this book free from FBS Media. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first checked out this cookbook from my local library, having already decided that I owned too many cookbooks. But after making several of the recipes and flagging many others, I knew that this cookbook was too good to pass up.
rellorneckor More than 1 year ago
Love Taste of Home
Anonymous More than 1 year ago