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A Great Collection of All-American Favorites
on April 24, 2012
An absolutely gorgeous cookbook-full of beautiful photography (every recipe has an accompanying photograph) and surprisingly simple recipes, many of which have been culled from Martha's extensive archives. What makes this new book special is the clustering of recipes into geographic regions: Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, and West. The book begins, however, with a collection of recipes labeled "All-American" featuring recipes that are part of every American-food lover's list of favorites: Blueberry Pancakes, Meatloaf, Lasagna, Green Bean Casserole, Brownies-and so on. As a resident of California, I recognize many of the recipes from the West, but as a former resident of Texas, I look forward to revisiting the recipes of the Southwest. This book would be a great gift for anyone just starting to live on his/her own, providing them with a basic repertoire of American classics.