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Part cookbook and part encyclopedia, this enormous book is a vibrant celebration of American regional cooking and cultures. Candid shots of the foods, markets, delis, and restaurants of every region are a splendid reminder of the diverse heritage of the United States. From New Orleans' vibrant French markets famous for Creole tomatoes, okra, and sweet potatoes, to the state fairs of the Midwest, where giant corn dogs and pumpkins the size of houses are all the rage, Culinara is a fascinating waltz across America's palate.
Pirogi, blini, and borscht are familiar enough to many people, but what surprises might await us when we try ukha, khinkali, khachapuri, lahmadjo or plov? Russia, the Ukraine, and the countries of the Caucasus offer a wealth of culinary delicacies that are hardly known to us, a myriad of foods and flavors fed by the most diverse influences and cultures at the intersection of Orient and Occident.