Published by Chronicle, March 2006
For those in the United States, when the sun is out, the grill is on because everyone loves to get outdoors and eat. Whether it’s a picnic, backyard barbecue, party by the pool, tailgate, clam bake, or wienie roast, people will find any excuse they can to chow down on summer favorites with friends and family. From South Carolina’s BBQ Pork with Mustard Sauce to Spicy Grilled Chili-Lime Halibut from Alaska to Utah’s sweet Cherry Cobbler cooked outside in a Dutch oven over the campfire, Cookout USA offers a classic recipe from each state of the union. Serve them with great sides like Mom’s Potato Salad, New England Baked Beans, Perfect Picnic Cupcakes, and Citrus Iced Tea for the ultimate cross-country culinary adventure. Whether folks are grilling from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans, white with foam, this wholly enjoyable cookbook illustrated with vintage travel brochures and nostalgic postcards has covered all the territory. Grilling away across the good ol’ USA has never tasted so good.
John MargoliesS/STRONG> is a writer, photographer, and lecturer with a special interest in American commercial design. He is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Cooking USA and Hitting the Road . He lives in New York.
Georgia Orcutt is an editor and writer, with a special interest in regional cooking. She has been food editor of Yankee Magazine , U.S. editor of What's Cooking? , and editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac Good Cook's Companion . A resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, she is the co-author of Cooking USA with John Margolies.