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Saveur Cooks Authentic American Paperback – 1 Jan 2005

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  • Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811850684
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811850681
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 24.1 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,386,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Colman Andrews' first cookbook, "Catalan Cuisine", originally published in 1988, was recently named one of the "50 Best Cookbooks of All Time" by the Observer Food Monthly; his most recent one, "The Country Cooking of Ireland", was honored as Best International Cookbook by the James Beard Foundation in 2010 and beat out all other entries in all categories as foundation's Cookbook of the Year. Andrews was a co-founder of Saveur, and its editor-in-chief from 2002 to 2006. After leaving the magazine, he became the restaurant columnist for Gourmet. A native of Los Angeles with degrees in history and philosophy from UCLA, he was a restaurant reviewer and restaurant news columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and for three years edited "Traveling in Style", the Times travel magazine. Throughout the 1980s, he was wine and spirits columnist for Los Angeles Magazine, and published widely as a freelance writer, covering food, wine, travel, music, art, architecture, design, and the entertainment industry. The recipient of eight James Beard awards, Andrews is the co-author and co-editor of three Saveur cookbooks and seven of his own books on food: "Everything on the Table", "Flavors of the Riviera", "Catalan Cuisine" (which introduced the now-trendy cooking of Spain's Catalonia region to America), "The Country Cooking of Ireland", "Reinventing Food, Ferran Adria: The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat" (a biography of Catalan superchef Ferran Adrià, also published in French, Spanish, and Italian translations), "The Country Cooking of Italy", and two forthcoming volumes, "The Taste of America", and "My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants". Andrews is now editorial director of The Daily Meal, a food and wine mega-site (www.thedailymeal.com). Adds Andrews, "Judicis argutum labor hic formidat acumen."

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By A Customer on 3 Dec. 2001
Format: Hardcover
This cookbook is a fantastic compilation of some fantastic (and not too difficult) recipes, mouth watering pictures and wonderful cultural asides. The book instructs on the diversity of American culinary cultures as well as creating some delicious food. This cookbook includes THE definitive recipe of Fried Chicken, a fantastic Frogmore Stew, and meltingly tender biscuits. I recommend this book to anyone with some skill in the kitchen and a sense of adventure.
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The great advantage of Saveur Cook books is you know exactly what you are getting. Good recipes, background stories of food and people, opinions and of course great illustrations and simple recipes to follow. Saveur Cook Books aren't for the skilled amateur of the adventurous cook, they are for people who enjoy cooking, enjoy stories about food and prefer simple and wholesome food.

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Doubles as a coffee table book! 9 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The pictures and interesting stories make this cookbook not only a delightful addition to my cookbook collection, but also makes a very interesting coffee table book. As a long time subscriber of Saveur, I was thrilled to find all my favorite recipes from the magazine. The magazine and this fine cookbook can be described as the "national geographic" for foodies. I've made several of the recipes and have loved everyone. The barbequed ribs were perfect for July 4th, and the recipe for "Monte's Ham" is the best I've ever made (and easy!).
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
As good to eat as it is to look at! 2 Oct. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Hearing an interview with the authors, I bought this for a friends who love to cook and peeking at it before wrapping it up, I went back to Amazon and got another for myself and my wife.
We have made about half the dishes and every one has been spectacular. Our friends said it is their favorite cookbook as well. (We sent the Saveur Cooks French the next year).
This is a coffee table quality book. Oversized with photos that make you drool! Nothing is overly complicated either nor is it too spicy. Among our favorites - the Macroni and Cheese.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Wealth of information on American cooking 20 Jun. 2000
By wskrz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Rich in pictures and in facts, "Saveur Cooks..." is a wealth of information on American cooking. Over 150 detailed recipes ranging from salads and soups to desserts and cocktails draw out a culinary map from sea to shining sea. It's lush pictures throughout the book make the cookbook worth browsing through over and over again.
The pictures are drool-inducing and inspire you to become more interested in the recipes. Recipe instructions are simple and easy to follow along with and the little tidbits of information scattered throughout the book are really interesting and lend a readable tone to the book.
Make sure you try the recipe for Bierocks. It's excellent!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great American Cooking 18 Dec. 2001
By "jettababs" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book has a wonderful diversity of recipes, all fairly easy to prepare with ingredients that are easy to get. It's certainly attractive enough for a coffee table book, and the pictures are enough to get anyone's appetite going. Because of the recipes, though, it lives in my kitchen, and more than one page has got stains on it from use. I recommend the macaroni and cheese!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Best Fried Chicken 24 Oct. 2001
By Porter Crane - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is the best fried chicken recipe I have ever found. And I am from South Carolina, so I should know good fried chicken! I read this cookbook for fun, as the anecdotes along the side are so interesting and the pictures so mouthwatering. I highly recommend this cookbook to moderately advance cooks.
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