I have had this one for more years than I can remember and it is a book that I reach for at least once a month - not just to cook from but also to read for pleasure.
American food is often maligned because of the perception that everything is deep-fried and served with a mountain of fries (and maybe a bit of 'slaw') - we have TV shows like Man v Food for that.
This book is a comprehensive tour of the wide variety of dishes popular in all parts of the US of A and is surrounded by some attractive artwork and some nice tit-bits of insight and info about the food and the country.
No one book can encompass the cuisine of a nation as huge and diverse as the US - but this book gives you a good taster of what is available in an accessible and tempting form.
Probably a must have book for anyone interested in world foods!