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“What do you cook for the people you love?” America’s top chefs answer that question to make the most unique cookbook of the year, The Great American Cookbook. Take a journey across the states to celebrate the food of America, created in the homes and kitchens of 100 of our most beloved chefs and food heroes. A portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry, whi “What do you cook for the people you love?” America’s top chefs answer that question to make the most unique cookbook of the year, The Great American Cookbook. Take a journey across the states to celebrate the food of America, created in the homes and kitchens of 100 of our most beloved chefs and food heroes. A portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry, which helps to end childhood hunger in the United States.  From well-known chefs like Ina Garten and Padma Lakshmi to food revolutionaries such as Ruth Reichel, find 100 of America’s top food personalities and their most treasured home recipes in this one-of-a-kind cookbook. Lavishly photographed with food and lifestyle imagery, and with a unique cover designed by a renowned artist, this gorgeous book tells the story of cooking—and making food for those we love—across America. Contributors include: Charles Phan/Slanted Door Nik Sharma/A Brown Table Tanya Holland/Brown Sugar Kitchen  Yoni Levy/Outerlands Ina Garten Mark Bittman Melissa Clark of the NY Times Ruth Reichl Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef) Von Diaz Jose Andres Jerome Grant Joan Nathan Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne of Georgetown Cupcakes Patrick O'Connell of Inn at Little Washington Andrea Reusing of Lantern Restaurant Vivian Howard (A Chef's Life) Ronni Lundy Nathalie Dupree Steven Satterfield of Miller Union Virginia Willis Tunde Wey Pableaux Johnson David Chang (Momofuku) Mahsama Bailey John Currence Ed Lee Nicole Valls Michael Voltaggio Ayesha Curry Carla Hall Molly Yeh Michael Hudman & Andrew Ticer Cecilia Chiang Amelia Moran Ceja and daughter Dalia Ceja Jennifer Bice, founder of Redwood Hill Creamery Kris Yenbamroong Teague Moriarty Nicole Valls Michael Schwartz Simone Cormier Jessica Koslow/Sqirl LA Al and Becky Courchesne/Frog Hollow Farm Wolfgang Puck Marcela Valladolid Chris Shepherd of Underbelly Gary Paul Nabhan Nancy Silverton Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo Cathy Whims Leah Chase of Dooky Chase Hugo Ortega Chris Shepherd Sean Sherman Andrew Zimmern                                                    


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“What do you cook for the people you love?” America’s top chefs answer that question to make the most unique cookbook of the year, The Great American Cookbook. Take a journey across the states to celebrate the food of America, created in the homes and kitchens of 100 of our most beloved chefs and food heroes. A portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry, whi “What do you cook for the people you love?” America’s top chefs answer that question to make the most unique cookbook of the year, The Great American Cookbook. Take a journey across the states to celebrate the food of America, created in the homes and kitchens of 100 of our most beloved chefs and food heroes. A portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry, which helps to end childhood hunger in the United States.  From well-known chefs like Ina Garten and Padma Lakshmi to food revolutionaries such as Ruth Reichel, find 100 of America’s top food personalities and their most treasured home recipes in this one-of-a-kind cookbook. Lavishly photographed with food and lifestyle imagery, and with a unique cover designed by a renowned artist, this gorgeous book tells the story of cooking—and making food for those we love—across America. Contributors include: Charles Phan/Slanted Door Nik Sharma/A Brown Table Tanya Holland/Brown Sugar Kitchen  Yoni Levy/Outerlands Ina Garten Mark Bittman Melissa Clark of the NY Times Ruth Reichl Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef) Von Diaz Jose Andres Jerome Grant Joan Nathan Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne of Georgetown Cupcakes Patrick O'Connell of Inn at Little Washington Andrea Reusing of Lantern Restaurant Vivian Howard (A Chef's Life) Ronni Lundy Nathalie Dupree Steven Satterfield of Miller Union Virginia Willis Tunde Wey Pableaux Johnson David Chang (Momofuku) Mahsama Bailey John Currence Ed Lee Nicole Valls Michael Voltaggio Ayesha Curry Carla Hall Molly Yeh Michael Hudman & Andrew Ticer Cecilia Chiang Amelia Moran Ceja and daughter Dalia Ceja Jennifer Bice, founder of Redwood Hill Creamery Kris Yenbamroong Teague Moriarty Nicole Valls Michael Schwartz Simone Cormier Jessica Koslow/Sqirl LA Al and Becky Courchesne/Frog Hollow Farm Wolfgang Puck Marcela Valladolid Chris Shepherd of Underbelly Gary Paul Nabhan Nancy Silverton Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo Cathy Whims Leah Chase of Dooky Chase Hugo Ortega Chris Shepherd Sean Sherman Andrew Zimmern                                                    

30 review for America The Great Cookbook: The Food We Make for the People We Love from 100 of Our Finest Chefs and Food Heroes

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kristi

    Enjoyed this one. I loved getting to see some recipes from my favorite chefs and discovering new ones. They definitely should have removed Mario B. From the line up or put him in the back of the book, he’s one of the first few chefs and it took a while to get that sour taste of my mouth, pun intended. The recipes range in cooking skill, but unfortunately it seems many have ingredients that aren’t readily available for the simple home chef. Main dishes, desserts and sides are all covered as well Enjoyed this one. I loved getting to see some recipes from my favorite chefs and discovering new ones. They definitely should have removed Mario B. From the line up or put him in the back of the book, he’s one of the first few chefs and it took a while to get that sour taste of my mouth, pun intended. The recipes range in cooking skill, but unfortunately it seems many have ingredients that aren’t readily available for the simple home chef. Main dishes, desserts and sides are all covered as well as a variety of cuisine and diets. Several vegan and veggie options we welcoming amount the numerous meat options.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    I'll add more to this review after trying a couple of the recipes, but first.... WOW!!! Dear Joe Yonan, Thank you for compiling a gorgeous, interesting, USABLE cookbook. (I'm hugging it, right now.) FedEx delivered my Goodreads giveaway copy about an hour ago, and I can't put it down! Really, really! First of all, the cover...it's above and beyond the standard cookbook. I love the different textures, the simple rich design, the font....everything. A CLOTH RIBBON BOOKMARK, for crying in a bucket! Yo I'll add more to this review after trying a couple of the recipes, but first.... WOW!!! Dear Joe Yonan, Thank you for compiling a gorgeous, interesting, USABLE cookbook. (I'm hugging it, right now.) FedEx delivered my Goodreads giveaway copy about an hour ago, and I can't put it down! Really, really! First of all, the cover...it's above and beyond the standard cookbook. I love the different textures, the simple rich design, the font....everything. A CLOTH RIBBON BOOKMARK, for crying in a bucket! Your introduction was SO good. Schoolhouse Rock Melting Pot song, of all things! It grabbed a 1970's kid right there, and I was ready for more. I don't even know where to begin when it comes to the recipes and chefs who contributed.... I love the photos, the little letters from each chef, their signature on their pictures. Recipes like: (wiping drool off the keyboard) Pumpkin Cake Donuts with Cider Glaze, Monday Night Red Beans and Rice, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Brick Roasted Chicken...these I can do! And the recipes like: Jollof Rice (from Nigeria), Tart Lemon Tart, Oyster Pan Roast, and Baklava Cheesecake....these I'm excited to try! The recipes are in standard AND metric measurements for the most part, have clear directions (even on the most intimidating looking recipes), and there's room on the pages for the cook's notes, something most cookbooks do not take into account but a very fine detail. This is one of those "standing in Barnes and Noble, coveting, thinking what to pawn in order to buy it" cookbooks. With gratitude for your swoony cookbook, Mary Jane

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alisa Wilhelm

    This is way more gourmet than I expected it to be, though I did recognize a few of my favorite chefs who contributed. I'm looking forward to trying some of these recipes, but many are unrealistic for the average home chef. Lovely collection, just more along the lines of those once a month big kitchen experiments than even an average weekend project. This is way more gourmet than I expected it to be, though I did recognize a few of my favorite chefs who contributed. I'm looking forward to trying some of these recipes, but many are unrealistic for the average home chef. Lovely collection, just more along the lines of those once a month big kitchen experiments than even an average weekend project.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Shirley

    What a delightful way to see the works of so many writers, bloggers, chefs and one or two recipes.

  5. 4 out of 5

    SqueakerKitty

    note: I am reviewing this based on the recipes, not based on the chef bios. I honestly almost never read cookbooks cover-to-cover, and this one was no different. I skipped over most of the chef bios and just focused on the recipes. this book collects recipes from many different chefs (usually 1-2 per chef). naturally, that means that the type of cuisine and the quality and complexity of the recipes vary wildly. there is a bare-bones, barely-a-recipe recipe for hamburgers, there is an achievable-o note: I am reviewing this based on the recipes, not based on the chef bios. I honestly almost never read cookbooks cover-to-cover, and this one was no different. I skipped over most of the chef bios and just focused on the recipes. this book collects recipes from many different chefs (usually 1-2 per chef). naturally, that means that the type of cuisine and the quality and complexity of the recipes vary wildly. there is a bare-bones, barely-a-recipe recipe for hamburgers, there is an achievable-on-a-weeknight recipe for mushroom ragu, and there is an elaborate recipe for porcini mousse. some recipes are vegetarian, some are carnivore; some are "ethnic", some are americanah. etc. with that said - this wont become your go-to family cookbook, but it is almost guaranteed to have *something* that will appeal to you. I tagged about 20 recipes that I would like to try (ex. the mushroom ragu), and also many recipes that I would never touch (porcini mousse). I think that this cookbook has many unique, interesting recipes, and of course I am a sucker for a pretty cover.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ambur Taft

    Lovely. Not necessarily a cookbook to motivate one to try a bunch of new dishes or make a weekly meal plan, but very fun to see what 100 famous chefs/cookbook writers use as their go to favorites for gatherings or comfort. Great pictures and some lovely pictures.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bethany Curran

    A fun cookbook to peruse. The recipes vary from (too) simple to (very) complicated. I loved the photography and the variety of today's food influencers. A great coffee table book. A fun cookbook to peruse. The recipes vary from (too) simple to (very) complicated. I loved the photography and the variety of today's food influencers. A great coffee table book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Dray

    The subtitle of the book describes it well - Our food heroes. Food entries from a wide variety of people who have made food and eating their life. I enjoyed the brief bios as much as the recipes, both of which literally span the US. I was introduced both to a lot of new cooks and their restaurants (which i now want to visit) as well as known authors, restauranteurs and chefs. I recommend.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A fun look at various renowned chefs from all over the United States, providing recipes for favorite, seasonal, dishes. Much of the book is vegetarian, although there are some meat recipes as well. This book was a fundraiser for food insecurity, so the emphasis on fresh food full of fruits and vegetables, was a nice touch.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Liquidlasagna

    Chefs around the country—think Mario Batali, Carla Hall and Dan Barber—share the dishes that make them tick, as well as the stories behind them. It's a cross section of and a love letter to the state of our national cuisine, with recipes like pink deviled eggs from Ruth Reichl and fried chicken with red velvet waffles from Marcus Samuelsson. Tasting Table Chefs around the country—think Mario Batali, Carla Hall and Dan Barber—share the dishes that make them tick, as well as the stories behind them. It's a cross section of and a love letter to the state of our national cuisine, with recipes like pink deviled eggs from Ruth Reichl and fried chicken with red velvet waffles from Marcus Samuelsson. Tasting Table

  11. 5 out of 5

    Robyn Schultz (ladyrobyns)

    So disappointing. There were so many notable chefs that weren't included. Tom Douglas? Where was he? The recipes went from too complicated to so simple that it made my head swim. Not worth the time and effort. So disappointing. There were so many notable chefs that weren't included. Tom Douglas? Where was he? The recipes went from too complicated to so simple that it made my head swim. Not worth the time and effort.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ramona

    I would highly recommend this cookbook to everyone. I look forward to trying some of the recipes. I won this book through a giveaway on Goodreads website.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Needed more state representation.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    If you collect cookbooks or love to read them like I do, you’ll enjoy learning about these chefs and what they prepare for those they love.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Hugh

    A big heavy book. Only a few recipes I would use. The one page bios of the chefs interesting.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Nadia

    What a great collection from America's top chefs showing what truly makes us great! What a great collection from America's top chefs showing what truly makes us great!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Grahame Rose

  18. 5 out of 5

    Susan Telesca

  19. 5 out of 5

    Madison Mannarino

  20. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Collie

  21. 5 out of 5

    Friteslover

  22. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Wittkamp

  23. 4 out of 5

    Marisa

  24. 4 out of 5

    Julie

  25. 4 out of 5

    Marjorie

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jbiasatti

  27. 5 out of 5

    Fiore

  28. 5 out of 5

    Casey

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mary

  30. 4 out of 5

    Anne Henry

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