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The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes [Hardcover]

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With more than 1,000 no-nonsense recipes, The Good Home Cookbook reminds us that a good home cooked meal is as special as the company who enjoys it. In a highly ambitious effort, Richard J. Perry led his editorial team to identify recipes that formed the foundation of American cuisine as we know it today. then, hundreds of home cooks from all 50 states tested and cross-tested the recipes in the first-ever public recipe tested cookbook.

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Pages   512
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.1" Width: 8.2" Height: 1.7"
Weight:   3.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 28, 2006
Publisher   Collectors Press
ISBN  1933112255  
ISBN13  9781933112251  

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More About Richard J. Perry

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Richard J. Perry earned a B.A. in anthropology at Harvard and his M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology at Syracuse University. He has done field work on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona and spent a year and half in Kenya with his wife, Professor Alice Pomponio, co-directing the St. Lawrence University Kenya Semester Program. He is the author of four other books, titled "Western Apache Heritage, Apache Reservation, From Time Immemorial, "and "Five Key Concepts in Anthropological Thinking." He is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at St. Lawrence University, where he taught from 1971 to 2004 and was founding Chair of the Department of Anthropology, serving as chair for sixteen years.

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Comfort food  Nov 16, 2007
A 1000 recipes for comfort food, maybe not from your mother, but from someone else's.
Just good cooking, straightforward, cooking that you can do at home.

Give this cookbook to all your friends, even the ones addicted to complicated cooking full of exotic ingredients.
A nice discovery  Oct 21, 2007
I have really enjoyed this cookbook. I'm finding that it's a great source for good, basic recipes for all of my favorite traditional dishes. I also like the variations I've discovered on some old favorites -- the Baked Acorn Squash, for example, which uses orange juice to create a delicious sauce.
I don't know how I missed this one  Oct 17, 2007
I really like this cookbook. Some parts seem very retro and homey, others quite current. A few of the recipes seem so simple you'll wonder why they're in a book, but they're helpful anyway, and sometimes become a springboard to lily-gilding (my weakness). I've only had a problem with one recipe, the bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin (the instructions call for way too much time in the oven). I have also had to spice things up a bit for our tastes, but I think families with small children or picky eaters will be happy with the level of seasoning. This book has become my go-to for weeknight recipes especially because they're reliable and mostly utilize pantry items.
Great cookbook if you are looking for tried and true classic American recipes  Oct 15, 2007
Wonderful cookbook! I read the reviews and just had to go out and buy it for myself! I've been looking for a cookbook with EVERY classic American comfort food recipe, and this is it! It has everything from Appetizers (Spinach-Artichoke Dip and Deviled Eggs) to Breakfast (Biscuits and Gravy; French Toast and Oatmeal), Main Dishes (Chicken Parmesan, Turkey Tetrazzini, Crown Roast) to Sides (Green Bean Casserole from scratch!) and luscious Desserts (Apple Turnovers, Chocolate Cream Pie and Lindy's Original New York Cheesecake!). If you love to cook and want to get back to the good old days of comfort food, this book is a must buy!
AMAZING  Oct 8, 2007
This book is GREAT!!! It has a ton to mouth-watering recepies and is really worth the money.

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