The Great American Recipe Cookbook, Season 2 Edition: 100 Memorable Recipes To Celebrate the Diversity and Flavors of American Food

BenBella. Aug. 2023. 264p. ISBN 9781637743645. pap. $39.95. COOKING
The season two cookbook with recipes from home cooks featured on PBS’s The Great American Recipe showcases the culinary diversity and deliciousness of regions across the United States. With mouthwatering food photography and on-set images peppered throughout, fans of the reality cooking show contest will enjoy this book for the insights into contestants and their recipes, as well as a chance to try their hand at reimagined classics without too complicated techniques. Featured chapters include handhelds, fish and seafood, rice, pasta, and casseroles, as well as desserts. Those tempted to try something new, such as corn chaat with curried watermelon or liliko’i (passion fruit) bars, and build new traditions will be delighted by the variety offered in this book. Brief biographies of the cooks and introductions to each recipe give glimpses into the many ways the contestants from the show have blended their family history and cooking styles into new favorites.
VERDICT A surefire hit for the cookbook section that will please both adventurous home cooks and fans of reality cooking shows.
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