The L. L. Bean Book of New England Cookery

The L. L. Bean Book of New England Cookery

by Judith B. Jones, Evan Jones, Lauren Jarrett
     
 

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More than 800 recipes represent the best of traditional New England dishes and ethnic innovations. Accompanying each section are a hundred sideboxes packed with lore, history and advice on everything from growing thyme to smoking turkey.

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More than 800 recipes represent the best of traditional New England dishes and ethnic innovations. Accompanying each section are a hundred sideboxes packed with lore, history and advice on everything from growing thyme to smoking turkey.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Observing that this is not a nostalgic collection but ``New England cooking for our times,'' the authors offer more than 800 varied, appealing recipes. They move well beyond dishes and flavors originating in the New England area, serving up general American cooking with occasional regional overtones, such as expected items like traditional Boston bean soup and Indian pudding. Yankee chili with ground beef is adopted from the Southwest and lasagna, beef braised in beer with wild rice, tabouli and spaetzle reveal foreign roots. And braised turkey breast in yogurt, crayfish, ham and snow peas with buckwheat pasta, and tofu breakfast scramble defy identification as anything but ``modern.'' Cookbook editor Judith Jones is the coauthor of the L.L. Bean Game & Fish Cookbook; Evan Jones is the author of American Food. Illustrations not seen by PW. Literary Guild featured alternate. (November 19)
Library Journal
This enormous collection includes both contemporary and traditional recipes from the six states of New England. More than 800 in number, they are a fascinating reflection of the indigenous ingredients of the Northeast side of our continent: Rhode Island snail salad, cranberry tomato soup, Deacon Porter's Hat (a steamed pudding), milkweed pods stuffed with country ham and mushroom. The recipes are detailed, neatly organized, and often prefaced by notes on regional food history, chefs, and restaurants. New England ingenuity is seen, for instance, in the many appealing ways that butternuts are used, including soft-shell crabs with butternuts and fiddleheads. The Joneses further enhance their good reputations in the food field with this volume. Highly recommended. SP

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394544564
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/12/1987
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
669
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 9.66(h) x 1.77(d)

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