"The Book of Lost Recipes: The Best Signature Dishes From Historic Restaurants Rediscovered" is a fascinating and delightful cookbook that celebrates the unique and nostalgic flavors of classic American cuisine. Written by Jaya Saxena and Jess Novak, this cookbook takes readers on a journey through time to rediscover the lost recipes of iconic American restaurants.
The book is divided into chapters that cover different regions of the United States, and includes over 100 recipes from historic restaurants that have closed their doors but left a lasting legacy in the culinary world. Each recipe is accompanied by a fascinating history of the restaurant and its iconic dish, as well as beautiful photographs that showcase the dish and its unique flavors.
One of the things that sets this cookbook apart is the authors' dedication to preserving the flavors and memories of classic American cuisine. They spent years researching and testing the recipes, and their passion and love for these lost dishes shines through on every page.
The recipes themselves are creative and approachable, with a focus on using fresh and locally sourced ingredients to recreate the flavors of the past. From a rich and hearty New England clam chowder to a decadent banana cream pie from a long-closed restaurant in San Francisco, each recipe is a delicious and nostalgic journey through time.
Overall, "The Book of Lost Recipes: The Best Signature Dishes From Historic Restaurants Rediscovered" is a beautifully written and designed cookbook that is perfect for anyone who loves classic American cuisine and the stories behind it. The recipes are delicious, the photographs are stunning, and the histories of the restaurants and their dishes are fascinating. Highly recommended for anyone looking to explore the lost flavors of America's culinary past.