Randi Danforth, Peter Feierabend and Gary Chassman

Culinaria: The United States, A Culinary Discovery is a collection of select food-related subjects exploring the world of American cuisine. The book takes the reader on a journey through America, a trip that any food-loving tourist will relish. He will go along on a fishing expedition with a Maine lobsterman, taste the buttery freshness of an ear of grilled corn and smell the pungent, smoky aroma of green chilies roasting in the Southwest. He will find out what Americans eat for breakfast in different parts of the country and that fastnachts, beignets, mallassades, bunuelos, and paczki are all types of doughnuts. The book is divided into thirteen geographical regions. Brief histories and background facts introduce each subject. Typical food products and dishes of each region are lavishly illustrated in on-location and studio photography.