From Southern Fried Chicken to New England Clam Chowder, Good Housekeeping presents the best of traditional, time-tested American home cooking, all in one big, beautiful book. Every cook needs these favorites—with delectable photos and fascinating history tracing the recipes’ evolution—at her fingertips. All the recipes were triple-tested in the Good Housekeeping kitchens, where the magazine’s experts created the perfect rendition of each beloved dish. And what a delicious portrait of American cuisine they paint! Who could resist Maryland Crab dip, Bear Mountain Butternut Soup, Barbecued Pulled Pork, or Boston Cream Pie? The recipes also reflect the American “melting pot,” with dishes ranging from Egg Foo Yong to Huevos Rancheros. Plus—ever wonder how some of the most popular recipes were invented? Delightful historical sidebars provide background on the American culinary scene over time—Friday Night Fish Fries, Cakewalks at County Fairs, and more.