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The United States cookbook : fabulous foods and fascinating facts from all 50 states
D'Amico, Joan, 1957-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley, [2000]

Physical Description:
vi, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Provides information about the fifty states along with a recipe native to each of them, such as Boston baked beans from Massachusetts, crab cakes from Maryland, Key lime pie from Florida, corn dogs from Iowa, and taco soup from New Mexico.
General Note:
Includes index.
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Angola Public Library TX715 .D18194 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Orchard Park Library TX715 .D18194 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Take a Tasty Tour of America s 50 States

1. In what state were both the lollipop and the hamburger-on-a-bun invented?

2. Where do the largest watermelons grow and what s the distance record for spitting watermelon seeds? How big is the world s largest potato chip and where is it now?

3. There s more to cuisine in America than just burgers and fries. Here s a mouthwatering journey across the United States where you ll discove and learn how to make fabulous foods from every part of the country.

Treat yourself to such simple, kid-tested recipes as:
∗ Banana Berry Pancakes with Real Maple Syrup from Vermont
∗ Key Lime Pie from Florida
∗ Deep Dish Pizza from Illinois

The United States Cookbook is a delicious mixture of fun food trivia, fascinating tidbits about each state s history and traditions, and yummy recipes you can cook yourself. What a great way to stuff your face and feed your brain at the same time!

ANSWERS: 1. Connecticut. 2. Hope, Arkansas. The record is 30 feet. 3. 25 feet long and 14 feet wide. 3. It s in the Potato Museum, Blackfoot, Idaho

Author Notes

JOAN D′AMICO is a cooking instructor at Kings Cookingstudio in New Jersey and an educational consultant.

KAREN EICH DRUMMOND, Ed.D., R.D., is a registered dietitian and the author of several adult cookbooks. The two have coauthored Wiley′s The Science Chef, The Science Chef Travels Around the World, The Math Chef, and The Healthy Body Cookbook.

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Readers can cook their way around the nation while digesting fascinating trivia about the states. The book is divided into seven parts by regions, with each region divided into chapters with states listed alphabetically. The authors present foods of the states as well as a brief history, boxed facts (capital, major cities, state bird, tree, flower, etc.), and "Fun Food Facts." There are helpful sections on the use of equipment; cooking skills, such as cutting, measuring, and mixing; and safety rules. Recipes are presented in a consistent fashion: ingredients, step-by-step directions for preparation, time/tools involved, and number of servings. "Fabulous Food Festivals" are highlighted with month and city or town. The wide range of tempting recipes (breads, vegetables, desserts, a beverage, breakfast, fish, sandwiches, salads, and meats) should please all palates. Readers will discover traditional dishes like Boston baked beans, Maryland baked crab cakes, Key lime pie, Mississippi mud pie, and Waldorf salad. There are also fun-to-prepare recipes such as Kentucky burgoo, Wisconsin cheddar dill puffs, and mallo-mallo fudge squares, and foods with lots of kid appeal like Philadelphia soft pretzels. Simple, black-and-white maps, cartoons, and sketches appear throughout. Like Aileen Paul's The Kids' Fifty State Cookbook (Doubleday, 1976; o.p.), this title will be a popular choice.-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents
New England
Connecticut-The Constitution State: Election Day Cake
Maine-The Pine Tree State: Blueberry Cornbread
Vermont-The Green Mountain State: Banana Berry Pancakes with Real Maple Syrup
The Middle Atlantic
Delaware-The First State: Classic Gingerbread Squares
Maryland-The Old Line State: Maryland Baked Crab Cakes
Pennsylvania-The Keystone State: Philadelphia Soft Pretzels
The South
Alabama-The Heart of Dixie: Sweet Potato Biscuits
Arkansas-The Land of Opportunity: Chocolate Rice Pudding
North Carolina-The Tar Heel State: North Carolina BBQ
South Carolina-The Palmetto State: Peach Roll
West Virginia-The Mountain State: Golden Delicious Apple Pie
The Midwest
Illinois-The Prairie State: Deep-Dish Pizza
Indiana-The Hoosier State: Bread Pudding
Missouri-The Show Me State: Black Walnut Quickbread
Nebraska-The Cornhusker State: Reuben Sandwich
Wisconsin-America's Dairyland: Wisconsin Cheddar Dill Puffs
The Southwest
Arizona-The Grand Canyon State: Cheese Quesadilla with Vegetables
Texas-The Lone Star State: Spicy Barbecue Sauce
The Rocky Mountains
Colorado-The Centennial State: Denver Sandwich
Idaho-The Gem State: Baked Sliced Potatoes
Utah-The Beehive State: Mallo-Mallo Fudge Squares
Wyoming-The Cowboy State: Rancher's Beef Pot Pies
The Pacific States
Alaska-The Last Frontier: Baked Salmon
California-The Golden State: Classic Caesar Salad
Washington-The Evergreen State: Baked Apples

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