Taylor Hicks, co-owner of Saw's Juke Joint, is featured in Taste of Home's new cookbook, Recipes Across America, now available in bookstores nationwide! Check out the full announcement below.
Taste of Home, the No. 1 food and entertaining magazine in the world, has brought the country’s most mouthwatering recipes together in one comprehensive compilation, Recipes Across America, available now wherever books are sold. The keepsake cookbook offers 735 local recipes curated from real home cooks across the country, featuring everything from quick supper ideas to impressive desserts, each having left a delicious mark on its part of the USA. From the shores of the East Coast and the plains of the Midwest to the Southern bayous and Western Rockies, Recipes Across America invites readers to savor the local tastes of the United States without ever leaving the kitchen.
Shared by family cooks from all 50 states, Recipes Across America highlights the best recipes that represent true Americana flavor, with striking color photos that will whet your appetite. Like all recipes featured in Taste of Home, each dish in the cookbook was specially selected, tested (and tasted!) in the Taste of Home Test Kitchen.
“Food is our universal language and provides one of the most meaningful ways to show we care, which is why Recipes Across America celebrates the truly personal flavors that make up America’s rich culinary tapestry,” said Catherine Cassidy, Taste of Home Editor-in-Chief. “This includes our country’s military, to whom this cookbook also pays homage, honoring the troops and family traditions they hold dear. Recipes Across America showcases several family-favorite dishes from home cooks who celebrate their loved ones’ return from deployment with these truly special meals.”
Divided into five regions, Recipes Across America offers delectable specialties enjoyed by locals, with regional produce and ingredients that are easily found in local grocery stores. The dishes reflect the nation’s heritage, passed down through generations and enjoyed by families across the country, including:
• Northeast: Philly Cheese Steak, Yankee Pot Roast, New Haven Clam Pizza, Buffalo Chicken Wings, Concord Grape Pie
• South: Shrimp Po-Boys, South Carolina-Style Ribs, Bacon Collard Greens, Cheese ‘n’ Grits Casserole, Georgia Peach Ice Cream
• Midwest: Hungarian Chicken Paprikash, Swedish Pancakes, Cheery Wild Rice Salad, German Potato Salad, Ozark Mountain Berry Pie
• Southwest: Southwestern Watermelon Salad, Chicken Tostada with Mango Salsa, Spicy Shrimp Skewers, Dr. Pepper Cake, Mexican Hot Chocolate
• West: Macadamia-Crusted Mahi Mahi, Teriyaki Meatballs, Utah Buttermilk Scones, Pineapple Salsa, Wyoming Cowboy Cookies
In addition to mouthwatering recipes, the pages are sprinkled with food folklore, recipe histories, fun facts and culinary trivia – did you know that Chili Coney Dogs aren’t from Coney Island, New York? They actually originated in Detroit.
Recipes Across America also features recipes created by American Idol season five winner, Taylor Hicks, who recently opened Saw's Juke Joint, a barbecue and blues restaurant in his native Birmingham, Alabama. Hicks, who comes from generations of fine Southern cooks, shared the most popular recipes straight from his kitchen.
With the purchase of Taste of Home’s new Recipes Across America cookbook, readers will receive a free digital subscription to Taste of Home magazine on their tablet, PC or Mac. Inside every issue of Taste of Home magazine, readers can find more than 200 recipes and tips, photos of each dish, everyday ingredients, contest-winning recipes and more.
Taste of Home’s Recipes Across America is available for $24.99 at RecipesAcrossAmerica.com and at bookstores nationwide.