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The Main Street of America Cookbook: A Culinary Journey Down Route 66
     

The Main Street of America Cookbook: A Culinary Journey Down Route 66

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by Jonathan Greenberg (Editor)
 
The author of The Route 66 Cookbook (75,000 sold, see below) brings us another culinary tour down the historic "Main Street of America." From Chicago to Santa Monica, visiting restaurants in caves and Victorian mansions, author Marian Clark takes us on an eight-state journey as she rediscovers the cuisine and the culture of communities along Route 66 that have

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The author of The Route 66 Cookbook (75,000 sold, see below) brings us another culinary tour down the historic "Main Street of America." From Chicago to Santa Monica, visiting restaurants in caves and Victorian mansions, author Marian Clark takes us on an eight-state journey as she rediscovers the cuisine and the culture of communities along Route 66 that have taken on new life in the '90s. In addition to recipes, the book presents fascinating sidebars on what to see and where to eat in towns and cities along the Route. This state-by-state trek emphasizes the uniqueness of each area, the history and the heritage, the climate and the crops as well as the places to see, to stay and to eat. More than 280 recipes highlight new and exciting chefs serving the best of today's cuisine as well as the classic homespun cafes where locals exchange news and greet friends. In addition, the prized recipes of hometown cooks reflect a mix of cultures and provide some delicious bites of history.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
"This deceptively compact book has the capacity of a Winnebago."
Library Journal - Library Journal
Clark (The Route 66 Cookbook, LJ 12/93) has gone back to "Main Street," traveling once again along the entire route of the old highway, from Illinois to California, to see how this part of America has changed. Some communities have been revitalized, while others have just about disappeared. At some stops, Clark found new young chefs serving innovative contemporary fare, while at others she revisited diners and cafs ("classic remains") still dishing up the homespun food they've always been known for. In addition to recipes from Clark's favorite restaurants, as well as from many home cooks, there is information on "What To See," "Where To Eat," and "Where To Stay" in dozens of towns and cities along the way. Clark writes well, and she's discovered some fascinating oldand newplaces to visit. Recommended for both cookery and travel collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571780249
Publisher:
Council Oak Books
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.75(d)

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The Main Street of America Cookbook: A Culinary Journey Down Route 66 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to know more about food in a cultural context, the recipes here reflect the best from 2400 miles of America. I especially liked the okra and black euyed pea recipes from Texas and Oklahoma and the spicy dishes of New Mexico and Arizona. Everything I have tried has been good.