My Good Food Hour co-host, Steve Garner (Saturdays on KSRO 11 to Noon) and I recently interviewed Yale professor Paul Freedman about his new book: American Cuisine and How It Got This Way. It’s a fascinating read and points out that despite what skeptical foreigners and even a lot of Americans have denied that there actually is an American Cuisine. It ain’t just hamburgers and pizza!
He provides lots of proof that there is an exuberant and diverse, if not always coherent, American cuisine that reflects the colorful history of our nation. I’m sure most of us have dishes that define who we are and where we’ve been. This then is a remembrance of some of those recipes that define my culinary wanderings.