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Cooking USA: 50 Favorite Recipes from Across America  by Georgia Orcutt & John Margolies

Published by Chronicle, December 2005

What’s more American than fried chicken and apple pie? Join Georgia Orcutt and John Margolies on a cross-country culinary journey to find all the delicious possibilities. Cooking USA spans the 50 states, offering 50 recipes guaranteed to stir up as much nostalgia as fabulous food. Louisiana Chicken Gumbo, Maryland Crab Cakes, Washington Apple Dumplings — each state offers its own scrumptious slice of America. Full of fun facts (Who knew Delaware was home to the world’s largest frying pan? Or that Oregon is the number one blackberry producer in the U.S.?) plus colorful artwork reminiscent of small-town life of yesteryear, this collection of regional flavors truly celebrates the tastes of the States.

John Margolies is a New York-based photographer and lecturer on American popular culture and design. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books.

Georgia Orcutt is an editor and writer, with a special interest in regional cooking. She has been food editor of Yankee Magazine, US editor of What's Cooking? and editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac Good Cook's Companion.