"This book is too much fun! It's a culinary roadtrip where you eat your way across America and never have to gain a pound." (Sandra Lee, host of Food Network's "Semi-Homemade Cooking"
"Thank you Allison Fishman Task and Cooking Light
for serving up all the flavor of America's favorite foods in a better-for-you way. You have really hit the spot!" (Ellie Krieger RD, host of Food Networks Healthy Appetite"
"At Cooking Light
, it has been our mission for more than 25 years to honor the values of traditional foods while coaxing a lot of fat and calories out. With this book, we're thrilled to celebrate the almost infinite number of regional favorites that form the backbone of this country's great culinary heritage. From creamy clam chowder in the northeast to cheesy burritos in New Mexico, from piles of porky barbecue with 'white sauce' in Alabama to Hoosier pie in the midwest: the menu is vast. We see lightening up these dishes as a new sort of cultural preservation: classic flavors served up for a healthier generation. "
(Scott Mowbray, Cooking Light Editor
About the Author
An author, contributing editor and spokesperson for Cooking Light,
Allison Fishman Task also hosts Yahoo's "Blue Ribbon Hunter", and is the author of You Can Trust a Skinny Cook
. A passionate home cook, Allison has worked for Martha Stewart, Food Network, and Atkins as a food stylist, recipe developer, and cookbook editor. Her writing and recipes have appeared in Saveur, Fine Cooking, Glamour, Real Simple
, and Everyday Food
. She was a host of Lifetime's "Cook Yourself Thin" and TLC's "Home Made Simple." Allison is a graduate of Cornell University and The Institute for Culinary Education and she has a Masters degree in Food Studies from New York University. Allison currently resides in Montclair, New Jersey with her family. Cooking Light
is the nation's leading epicurean magazine brand with the largest audience and most epicurean editorial. It is the only
epicurean brand positioned where great food meets good health. Cooking Light
received two James Beard Foundation 2013 Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards. The brand delivers innovative recipes, nutrition advice, and resources to live a healthful lifestyle via its magazine, website, and portfolio of cookbooks; across all tablets; through the highly-acclaimed Cooking Light Quick & Healthy Menu Maker
app; and on social media platforms, including Facebook (Facebook.com/CookingLight), Twitter (@Cooking_Light), Pinterest (Pinterest.com/CookingLight), Instagram (@cookinglight), and Google+ (google.com/+CookingLight). Cooking Light
is part of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S.