A Real American Breakfast: The Best Meal of the Day, Any Time of the Day


by: Jamison, Cheryl Alters
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description Compiled from diners, inns, and everything in between, a lively and delectable collection of unique and traditional breakfast recipes is filled with historical notes, menus, and ingredient and technique tips. Amazon.com Review What's the best meal of the day? For many of us, it's breakfast. Saluting that fact is Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison's A Real American Breakfast, a collection of 275 traditional and innovative recipes that cover breakfast comprehensively and in the best taste. Breakfast often competes with a tight morning schedule, which the book acknowledges by offering recipes that can be prepared the night before; regional, café, and bed-and-breakfast favorites are provided, as well. Dishes range from familiar eye-openers like waffles and cinnamon toast to less conventional fare like Salmon Croquettes and the Maple-Glazed Ham, Cheese, and Leek Sandwich--food that can also be enjoyed throughout the day. Among other outstanding chapters, "Break an Egg," "Heavenly Hashes," and "Home-Crafted Cereals" score with exemplary recipes for fried eggs and bacon, red flannel hash, and crunchy granola, as well as "new" delights like Poached Eggs on Creamy Grits, Capitolade of Chicken, and Toasted Wheat with Caramelized Bananas. Other sections offer stratas and breakfast casseroles like Calabacitas Tortilla Casserole; dairy specialties, including lassi, an on-the-go chilled yogurt drink; and sweets, such as Raspberry-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, Brown-Butter Apple Cake, and Chocolate Bread Pudding. With historical notes, old menus, and technique advice, the color-photo-illustrated book is the last word on the day's first meal. --Arthur Boehm From Publishers Weekly Although most cooks would agree with the Jamisons (American Home Cooking) that breakfast "can be the homiest meal of all" not everyone has the time to cook first thing in the morning. Fortunately, many of the Jamisons's 275 delightful recipes can be served just as well at weekend brunches or weekday suppers. The 14 chapters featuring eggs, pancakes, cereals and breads, as well as casseroles, sandwiches and cobblers are full of original ideas that expand the boundaries of breakfast (such as serving Strawberry Shortcake in the morning). International dishes like Swedish Pancakes and Asian Rice Porridge with coconut milk are offered alongside the more familiar and luxuriously elaborate Eggs Benedict Souffles, Spiced Lamb Sausage, and Baked Crime Brelie French Toast. There are also simple dishes such as Fruit Smoothies and Fried Egg Sandwiches for those mornings when the school bus is honking outside. With every recipe there are helpful tips on techniques and ingredients, as well as sidebars featuring American breakfast history and trivia, all in elegantly written, snappy text. Our country's breakfast traditions are wildly diverse, and the Jamisons' enthusiasm for their subject is a great incentive to get out of bed and try them all. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal The Jamisons' last book was American Home Cooking, so perhaps this could be considered a spin-off. However, that description seems too slight for this immensely appealing book, which is packed with culinary history and lore, tips and techniques, and selections from period menus and cookbooks, as well as 275 regional recipes collected on the authors' travels throughout the country. Along the way, the Jamisons also asked hundreds of people for their favorite breakfast dishes, and they have compiled an amazingly diverse selection of recipes, from egg dishes such as Amana Hoppelpoppel and Bacon-Basted Fried Eggs to Baked Cr?me Br?l?e French Toast to Ginger Cream Scones and Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits. As much a social history as a cookbook, this is highly recommended. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. From Booklist Despite decades of touting breakfast as nutritionally the most important of the day's meals, most Americans g


Product Code: 9780060188245
ISBN: 0060188243
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2002-02-05
Number of Pages: 464 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1
Dimension: 6.57 x 1.1 x 9.13 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.58 pounds