For foodies, wordsmiths, and anyone who loves to eat, an illustrated guide to authentic American fare, from the beloved Roadfood teamIn linguistics, the lexicon of a language is its vocabulary, including its words and expressions. In The Lexicon of Real American Food, renowned foodies Jane and Michael Stern record the lingo of American food as it is spokenand enjoyedacross the nation. With their signature wit and exuberance, they define how America really eatsto the delight of food lovers and word aficionados everywhere. Fun to read and easy to browse, with spot illustrations and select recipes, this book will also become a valuable reference to document regional specialties and signature American fare.Since the first edition in their Roadfood series in 1978, the Sterns have reported on more than 100,000 meals at Americas tables and cafe counters alongside people of every stripe; and in doing so they have gained an unequalled sense of real American food. Thus, the food described in these pages is democratic, not elitistfrom hoppel-poppel to puffy tacos, The Sterns see the nations diet like its language: endlessly, endearingly exuberant. Their Lexicon of Real American Food inspires a new and joyful appreciation of our countrys irrepressible foodways.
Lexicon of Real American Food