When you are reading a cookbook with American Food in the title (especially one from Martha Stewart) you are probably going to get exactly what you would expect — a good collection of traditional American favorites. This is certainly true here.
The book is divided by geographic sections including the Northeast, West, South, Midwest, Southwest and also, All American, which covers dishes that common through all parts of the country. Each recipe has a paragraph with a short history of the dish and more information. The photography is gorgeous, as you would expect with any Martha Stewart book.
The recipes cover the gamut of “American” foods from Apple Pie to Zucchini. Most are fairly common foods that you might find in any general American cookbook, but some have an additional twist. Overall, the cookbook would be a good resource to have on hand when you had a hankering for traditional American fare to share with family and friends.
I marked a few of the recipes to keep for later use, including:
- Soft Pretzels
- Maple Bundt Cake
- Cornmeal Rolls
- Red Beans and Rice
- Buttermilk Biscuits