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“Made in America is a celebration of the contemporary American
food landscape. Be inspired by some of this nation’s finest
and most influential chefs as they help you navigate
from coast to coast.”  Bobby Flay


“Lucy Lean has given us a unique perspective
on classic American dishes, bringing
a modern chef’s twist to our
nationally-treasured favorites.” Joe Bastianich


“Lucy’s genuine love of good food
jumps off every page of this beautiful book.
I can’t wait to make my way through every recipe.” Curtis Stone


Made in America: Our Best Chefs Reinvent Comfort Food, features updated classic recipes from the most innovative and remarkable chefs working today.

Inspired by turn-of-the-20th century regional American cookbooks, Lucy Lean, former editor of edible LA, has delved through thousands of traditional recipes to define the 100 that best represent America’s culinary legacy, and challenged today’s leading chefs to deconstruct and rebuild them in entirely original ways. The result is the ultimate contemporary comfort food bible for the home cook and armchair food lover.

Each recipe is enhanced with an introduction that includes the background and origin of the dish and a unique profile of the chef who has undertaken it, as well as sumptuous photographs of the dish, chef, and restaurant.

Chefs from all over the United States have been selected for their accomplishments and talent. From Nancy Silverton’s English Muffins to Rick Moonen’s Lobster Roll, Tom Colicchio’s Chicken Soup to Rick Bayless’ Uptown Chili, from Sherry Yard’s Banana Crackle Pudding to April Bloomfield’s Spicy Ginger Whoopie Pies, Made in America showcases our favorite dishes as conceived by our finest chefs.

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Jody Adams José Andrés Michael Anthony
James Babian Lidia Bastianich Mario Batali
Rick Bayless Jonathan Benno John Besh
April Bloomfield David Bouley Daniel Boulud
Christian Caiazzo Andrea Cavaliere Leah Chase
Michael Cimarusti Josiah Citrin Tom Colicchio
Erik A. Cosselmon Jason Denton Brendan Collins
Harold Dieterle Vinny Dotolo Alain Ducasse
Curtis Duffy Wylie Dufresne Stephen Durfee
Graham Elliot Todd English Rob Evans
Dean Fearing Susan Feniger Jose Garces
Alain Giraud Suzanne Goin
Koren Grieveson
David Guas Brooks Headley Daniel Humm
Stephanie Izard Jennifer Jasinski Marcus Jernmark
Paul Kahan Douglas Keane Bill Kim
David Kinch Evan Kleiman Emeril Lagasse
Mike Lata Ludo Lefebvre Stephen Lewandowski
Donald Link Andrew Little Waylynn Lucas
Barbara Lynch Laura Matis Michael McCarty
Tory McPhail Peter Merriman Jeff Michaud
Mary Sue Milliken Michael Mina Rick Moonen
Brian Moyers David Myers Zoe Nathan
Patrick O’Connell Vitaly Paley Charlie Palmer
David Pasternack François Payard Charles Phan
Elisabeth Prueitt Wolfgang Puck Lazone Randolph
Michel Richard Eric Ripert Linda Rodriguez
Gabriel Rucker Richard Ruskell Michael Schlow
Michael Schwartz Alex Seidel Lydia Shire
Jon Shook Nancy Silverton Susan Spicer
Craig Stoll Curtis Stone Ethan Stowell
John Sundstrom Mariah Swan Douglas Taylor
Giuseppe Tentori Marc Vetri Michael Voltaggio
Alice Waters Jared Wentworth Michael White Sherry Yard