As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th, why not take some time to explore the vast and diverse culinary traditions of our country? Country Comfort: Cooking Across America is a new cookbook that features a wonderful collection of recipes that highlight the local ingredients from each region of the United States. My friend Mary Elizabeth Roarke and her talented daughter Chef Nicole Roarke have done a wonderful job in collecting over 175 delicious recipes along with accompanying anecdotes from cooks throughout the country. Also included in the book are professional tips and tricks of the trade by Chef Nicole. If you’ve ever wondered about the stories or traditions behind the dishes you’ve eaten, then this book is for you!
“From the quaint seaside towns of the Northeast to the surfing villages of the West coast, Country Comfort: Cooking Across America is sure to provide you and your family with an endless variety of traditional and modern dishes all year long.” Explore Southwest flavors with some Real Texas Chili or Baked Blueberry-Pecan French Toast or visit the Midwest with a refreshing Michigan Cherry Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette. Experience classic Northeast flavors with New England Lobster Rolls or get a taste of the West Coast with a California Apple, Raisin and Almond Chicken Salad. Indulge in the sweet and savory flavors of the Southeast with Shrimp Creole and Georgia Peach Pound Cake.
I am excited to say that three of my recipes are featured in the book:
To learn more about this terrific cookbook and to purchase a copy, click here. Happy 4th of July- have fun, be safe and enjoy some great food!