This unique volume represents the wonderfully diverse nature of the American culinary tradition. Over 200 recipes are presented, so you can sample all the food you love in your own kitchen. Learn the secrets of preparing authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Fried Tomatoes, Idaho Beef Stew and San Francisco Chicken Wings, and you don't need to go to a restaurant to enjoy Mexican or Cajun cooking either. From the coast of New England to the Southwestern deserts, from the bayous of the South to the Northwest mountains, or the Midwest plains to the rich valleys of California, this book takes you on a culinary tour of the very best of American cooking. The very best of American cooking, from the shores of New England to the rich valleys of California, and from the Midwest plains to the northern mountains. Over 200 easy-to-follow recipes for every kind of meal, including soups, snacks and appetizers, fish and shellfish, meat and poultry, vegetables, desserts and bakes, and also special-occasion meals. Learn the secrets of preparing authentic Maryland Crabcakes with Tartar Sauce, Boston Brown Bread, Chicago Deep-Pan Pizza and Yankee Pot Roast. Illustrated throughout with 900 photographs and presented in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format.