An affectionate, thoroughly diverse tribute to the modern American table
"I'll introduce you to friends I've met along the way who have shared their foods, told me their stories and inspired me with their passion. With recipes that range from elaborate entrees to simple snacks, I give an overview of American food as I see it and, hopefully, will provide a primer to navigate through an array of international influences to bring a world of flavor into your own home."-Marcus Samuelsson
In his bestselling The Soul of a New Cuisine, Marcus Samuelsson returned to the land of his birth to explore the continent's rich diversity of cultures and cuisines through recipes and stories from his travels in Africa. Now, in The New American Table, Samuelsson takes you on a journey of the inspired food of the United States, his beloved adopted country.
Acclaimed for the distinct and diverse cuisine he has created at Aquavit and Riingo, Samuelsson shares more than 300 recipes that embody the uniquely inclusive spirit of American cuisine, from high-end fare to street food; down-home Southern cooking to Southwestern flavors to Asian cuisines, and beyond.
In this new book, he explores the full spectrum of this regional American cooking that he has grown to love, meeting people along the way who have brought wonderful foods to their new home and to the receptive American people who have opened their minds and hearts to new foods and new cultures, including
A true celebration of the culinary gifts that define The New American Table, this book is accompanied by stunning food and travel photographs documenting Samuelsson's journeys across America and his discovery of the flavors of a nation. Drawing on his own rich cultural heritage, he has created an exciting tribute to the wide range of cultural influences and culinary traditions that have shaped modern American cuisine. The New American Table presents Samuelsson's interpretation of the food that has evolved from these diverse traditions-a contemporary, original, and uniquely American cuisine.
Recipe Excerpts from The New American Table
Miso-Rubbed Rack of Lamb
As a culinary student, I follow few Professional Chefs and Samuelsson is one I have been following and now assigned to due a project on him. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Master Woo
Find Marcus Samuelson to be a very creative chef. His recipes are innovating. Enjoyed reading about his history & how his ideas where formed for recipes!Published 3 months ago by Sharon Horn
It is a perfect cookbook. Recipes are easy to more challenging. I love the narratives and ingredient history. This is a great journey.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Last night made coconut rice pudding with fried bananas!! It was a hit.
Last week Beer- braised short ribs, so much better than with wine!!
Love this book!!!
This book was sent quickly, arrived in perfect condition, and not only has great recipes but is the kind of interesting book you can read in bed. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Britony M Buxton
Marcus Samuelsson is a fascinating person in his own right - born in Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, and now a noted chef in the U.S. and Europe. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Beth Cummings
The book is definitely worth every dollar and it has great new meal ideas. My son loves to cook so it made a perfect choice for a Holiday gift.Published 20 months ago by Janice V Satterlund
Imagine trying to describe American cuisine to a friend over a cocktail. It's a fool's errand since American cuisine is as diverse as a New York borough. Read morePublished on July 6, 2011 by Robert E. Connoley
I must admit that I'm a bit of a follower of celebrity chefs, so whenever I see a glossy new cookbook from one of them, I have to have it. Read morePublished on June 7, 2011 by Sara Powell