cover image Christopher Idone's Glorious American Food

Christopher Idone's Glorious American Food

Christopher Idone. Random House (NY), $50 (359pp) ISBN 978-0-394-54255-3

The color photos in this big book are lush and mouthwatering. The recipes, created by the author of Glorious Food, are arranged by locale of origin; New England clam chowder and Indian pudding, Pacific coast grilled salmon, hot New Mexico salad and gazpacho, Southern pecan pie and shrimp jambalaya. Each section begins with a description of the types of food indigenous to that particular area, followed by appetizing menus (with wine and serving suggestions) and recipes. Idone has done a marvelous job in this celebration of American food. 40,000 first printing; major ad/promo; first serial to McCall's, Vogue, Signature, Texas Home; BOMC featured alternate; Better Homes & Gardens Book Club, Garden Book Club and Readers Subscription Book Club alternates. Foreign rights: Random House. October 30