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Description - The Taste of America by Colman Andrews

America is a melting pot, a fact reflected nowhere better than in kitchen pantries. The American palette is as diverse as the cultures that make it up. So, what does America taste like? The Taste of America is an anthology of edible Americana, the first and only compendium of the best food made in the USA-from Alabama to Wisconsin and everywhere in between. Written by James Beard-award winning food writer and passionate eater Colman Andrews, the book features everything from the best fresh ingredients and artisanal products to regional delicacies and multi-national brands. The Taste of America reveals 250 of the best regional products from coast to coast, such as Humboldt Fog Cheese, Blue Point Oysters, Granola, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Junior Mints, Meyer Lemons, Kreuz's Sausage, Maple Syrup, Anson Mills Grits, Whoopie Pies, and more. Never before has a book reflected American food culture so clearly, and at the same time been so entertaining, well-researched and fascinating to read.Structured by chapters according to food type-including snacks, dairy, condiments, drinks, meat, baked goods, and desserts-each entry reveals the product's unique history and production methods and highlights their greatest producers. The Taste of America includes 125 color drawings and an extensive index with a directory providing details of how to buy or order each product. The book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves American food.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714865829
ISBN-10: 0714865826
Format: Hardback
(270mm x 180mm x 30mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Colman Andrews

Colman Andrews is an award-winning food writer, restaurant reviewer and gastronomic commentator based in the USA. His previous books include Reinventing Food Ferran Adria: The Man Who Changed The Way We Eat, also published by Phaidon.He co-founded Saveur magazine and acted as editor-in-chief for four years (collecting six James Beard Journalism Awards), and went on to be a contributing editor for Gourmet magazine. He is also editorial director at the food blog TheDailyMeal.com.

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