Blogger of Just Hungry and Just Bento
I have most of James Beard's cookbooks, but this is the one that gets used the most. It's my go-to for just about any kind of classic American dish, if it's not covered by Julia Child's The Way To Cook.
Restaurant critic, author, columnist
So easy to follow and so well written, and so amusing, you can hear his voice on every page. Plus, this is the only cook book in the world that doesn’t tell you to overcook lobster.
No one better understands the peculiar nature and history of American culture through our foodways than Beard.
My go-to Bible for any dish and any meal, large or small.
Writer, former editor-in-chief of Gourmet Magazine
Food writer and author
Food columnist of LA Times
Director, Fales Library and Special Collections