The Great American Cookbook

By Lauren Gniazdowski, Assistant Editor, Reader's Digest Magazine

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This volume of Paddleford’s 1960 classic, How America Eats, has been updated by Kelly Alexander, with 500 recipes from all 50 states. Some are for gelatin molds. Some use cream-of-mushroom soup. Trendy and uppity it’s not. But it is deliciously all-American.