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Old 04-22-2019, 05:26 PM
 
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A classic on the subject is American Regional Cookery by Sheila Hibben. It does organize the recipes by state. For a more updated selection of recipes I cannot recommend Fashionable Food: Seven Decades Of Food Fads by Sylvia Lovegren too highly.


That's the good food. For the really lousy food you want The Can-Opener Cookbook by Poppy Cannon.
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Old 04-22-2019, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American, is a very good cookbook for regional cooking in America.

I know Jeff Smith was rumored to be guilty of sexual abuse allegations, but his books and TV shows were huge in teaching people how to enjoy cooking great ethnic and traditional meals.
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:09 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American, is a very good cookbook for regional cooking in America.

I know Jeff Smith was rumored to be guilty of sexual abuse allegations, but his books and TV shows were huge in teaching people how to enjoy cooking great ethnic and traditional meals.
I loved his show, & i had a couple of his cookbooks, they were fun recipes. I have no idea if the rumors were true.
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I loved his show, & i had a couple of his cookbooks, they were fun recipes. I have no idea if the rumors were true.
Without a doubt his show led me into being a better cook. And I was gifted with four of his books, all of them wonderful. I was saddened to hear those rumors, it's always terrible when people we look up to....fail themselves and their families!
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:32 PM
 
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Howdy from Europe!
I m interested to learn american typicalies dishies
I don t know what cookbook is more complete to buy and read it

I d like to find some book which there are recipes from each other states (their typicaly cuisine of each one)
and i wanna know too, if there is any youtube channel o blog which would be ok to leaf through...
I m interested in cajun cuisine too (if you can tell me any book about cajun food too...)

Thanks a bunch and so long
An oldie, but a goodie. When my mother in law gave me a copy of this book, I thought to myself why is she giving me this old book (I believe it's from 1967). Well, it's a treasure grove of recipes from all over the country. Now mine and it's binding is held together with tape, that's how much I used it. It has no fail recipes from across the country, a real gem.

America Cooks: The General Federation of Womens Clubs Cook Book

Author: Ann Seranne

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Old 04-23-2019, 06:14 AM
 
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And how about recipes from the White House and the Legislature cookbooks that are printed from time to time?
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:20 AM
 
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You have a wealth of choices! I agree about BHG cookbooks and The Joy of Cooking. Either or both have good, American style recipes.

I also like this book: https://www.ebay.com/p/The-American-...66d6daffe92e96

The recipes purport to be for dishes first prepared in the 20th Century. There are sidebars showing historical developments in food prep and kitchens. I bought it because the author, Jean Anderson, included all the dishes I grew up eating and those I cooked early in my marriage.

At any rate books with recipes for American food abound.

You might also enjoy researching barbeque recipes, which differ from state to state, usually in the American South. And there are some regional foods you could Google: from my hometown, St. Louis, MO—Gooey Butter Cake, and Toasted Ravioli. I am sure others here can give you regional dishes to Google.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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Silibran's post just reminded me of the Cornbread Nation series. There are 7 of those books, all terrific. All kinds of regional home cooking with a focus on barbecue and their traditional side dishes, but lots of side trips into other regional cooking.
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:24 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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I loved his show, & i had a couple of his cookbooks, they were fun recipes. I have no idea if the rumors were true.
We have 2 sets of his cookbooks, one paperback and the other hardback (an inheritance from my oldest brother). He had my oma's sauerbraten recipe that was lost when his home was destroyed by hurricane Charlie, so I use Jeff's recipe as a base.
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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The Junior League cookbooks from each state (city) are excellent sources for regional cooking.

Especially from the south.

Great suggestion. One of my favorites is Applehood and Mother Pie, our Rochester Junior League cookbook. It's very popular, has had many reprints, and is now a paperback, but I have the 1981 original with the "cooking stand" cover. The regional JL cookbooks are a treasure.

I also like the Garden Club /Church cookbooks.
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