Announcing my Newest Book - Martha's American Food
I am very proud and happy to announce that tomorrow, my 77th book, Martha’s American Food: A celebration of our nation’s most treasured dishes from coast to coast, will be available for purchase tomorrow. In this beautiful volume, I have collected my most favorite national dishes, as well as the stories and traditions behind them. These are the recipes that will delight you with nostalgia, inspire you, and teach you all about this great nation by way of its regions and their distinctive flavors. Simple and delicious, robust and satisfying, and genuinely heartwarming – these all-American dishes will make you happy and leave you feeling that all is right with the world. They’ll remind you of who you are. Here’s a little peek at some of the pages.
I will also be holding book signings starting tomorrow. Come see me if there's one in your area!
Tuesday, April 24, 6:00pm to 7:30pm: Williams-Sonoma in Columbus Circle, NYC
Saturday, April 28, 12:00pm to 2:00pm: CostCo in Leesburg, VA
Wednesday, May 2, 5:00pm to 7:00pm: Barnes & Noble in Princeton, NJ
Friday, May 4, 6:00pm to 8:00pm: Sur La Table in Manhasset, NY
1 I really love this colorful cover of my latest book - number 77 - Martha's American Food - A celebration of our nation's most treasured dishes, from coast to coast.
2 Generations of fishermen have made their living harvesting one of Alaska's most precious natural resources: wild salmon. This recipe for cedar plank-roasted salmon is in the style of the Native Americans of the Northwest. The plank imparts aroma and a subtle smoky flavor.
3 Over the years I've grilled and panfried untold numbers of burgers at Martha Stewart Living for our magazines and on television and this burger, a combination of ground beef chuck and ground sirloin, is extremely satisfying.
4 Lemonade and summer are made for one another, especially when a screened-in porch and a lazy afternoon are involved. Make a good thing even better by adding fresh or frozen sour cherries.
5 It doesn't take much to fall in love with the cooking of the American South. Shrimp and grits, a Lowcountry classic has long been enjoyed at breakfast, especially in the fall, when the shrimp season is at its peak. Try it for lunch and dinner, too!
6 No dessert quite says 'all American' like a golden brown, perfectly flaky, double-crust apple pie. Homemade, preservative-free vanilla ice cream is the perfect partner and it can be made with surprisingly little effort.
7 No wonder this steak-in-a-skillet dish is so popular: It's quick and simple to prepare, literally sizzles when brought to the table, and allows guests to engage in the fun of assembling their own plates. It also makes excellent use of less costly cuts of meat.
8 A 'bowl of red' in the Southwest refers to this signature brick-colored, bean-free beef chili. Indeed, the simplest forms of the dish contain little more than beef and spices. And forget about ground beef - Texas chili is all about chunks of tender, melting chuck.
9 North Carolina style pulled-pork gets its amazing taste from a tomato sauce flavored with the sweetness of molasses and the bite of cider vinegar. It's so yummy in a cornmeal bun with a side of creamy coleslaw.
10 Here I am posing with some young lobster men along the Maine coast in the Northeast. There's a wonderful recipe for lobster chowder in my new book. In coastal Maine, lobsters were once so abundant they could be harvested by hand at low tide.
11 My first memories of sandwiches are warm, crisp, buttery triangles of white or whole wheat bread filled with delectable melted yellow cheese. When I was growing up, these were served with bowls of steaming tomato soup for lunch, and we all loved that meal.
12 Nothing, absolutely nothing, turns a simple meal into a special occasion like homemade rolls. These, which get their richness from butter, were first made during the 1870s at the Parker House Hotel in Boston, and the recipe started appearing in cookbooks a decade later.
13 Key lime pie, the official state pie of Florida, is both sweet and tart, and exceptionally creamy. Connoisseurs claim not only that the juice must be from real key limes for the pie to be authentic, but also that they can tell the difference in just one bite.
Sounds wonderful--great American food. I hope your book inspires a trend back to the foods we love to eat and can easily pronounce!
Posted by: Rose | April 23rd, 2012 at 12:55 am
#77, how exciting!
Congratulations on your new show. As much as I have enjoyed your current format, I have always enjoyed your baking shows as well as your original format. Will the girls show up every now and again?
Off to the Daily Wag.
Posted by: Sharon | April 23rd, 2012 at 6:02 am
Need this book!
Posted by: Monica | April 23rd, 2012 at 6:22 am
It's amazing Martha to be releasing your 77th cookbook! You wouldn't be happening to come to South Texas for a book signing would you! I wish! The recipes featured in your blog look so yummy and truly representative of the different regions of this great country. Congratulations Martha!
Posted by: Cindy F | April 23rd, 2012 at 7:53 am
77 books and I want them all. ENTERTAINING is favorite but also THE MARTHA STEWART LIVING COOKBOOK when Susan Spungeon answered my question on chat is precious. Love that you are having show on PBS and Hallmark will miss you..
Posted by: ann | April 23rd, 2012 at 8:03 am
Congrats on your new book, I am sure another amazing and successful book. I ordered it from Amazon UK.
Best wishes xx
Congratulations on your 77th book! I pinned it already: http://pinterest.com/pin/100064422940897536/ - It sounds like a winner and maybe I’ll see you on the book signing tour if you happen to come to Florida. I told a friend, Sunny, on Twitter that you would be in High Point at the Safavieh Showroom on Saturday and he was able to make it over there to see you. I’m sure he looked at your new Safavieh rugs also! Anyway, he was excited about having had his picture taken with you and of course he tweeted the picture. From the videos and weekend news online, it looks like your trip to Home Depot in Collierville, Tennessee was very successful too. I read that people were lined up 6 hours before you were to appear. It sounds like something I would do also. Have a great day! Trish
Posted by: Trish | April 23rd, 2012 at 9:15 am
Hi Martha, How thoughtful of you to share a preview of your 77th terrific book that you wrote for all of us to enjoy and I can't wait to get it ASAP! Your presentations are so inspiring and delightful and this Martha's American Food looks so delicious! These photos make me very hungry, as does the great video! How fun it will be to use recipes from all over our wonderful United States! Sure hope you didn't get another storm at your Bedford farm like you had in late October and do hope you got a nice bit of rain without strong winds-my fingers are crossed! Sure hope you have a great day, today, and hope everyone is OK and hope your farm is, too! How great that you now have more than 2&1/2 million followers on Twitter! Off to see that F,S,&GK got to meet up with their friend, Lily! Jan
Martha's books bring a richness to presentation and taste like none other like it. What a beautiful book. She makes anything she makes stand out like it never did before.
Posted by: BILL | April 23rd, 2012 at 12:19 pm
Martha...yet another beautiful book for us to enjoy! And, you are the epitome of all things American!!
Posted by: Sherey | April 23rd, 2012 at 2:25 pm
Hi Martha. I am so excited that you will be at the Costco in Leesburg this weekend, a mere 50 miles from where I live. I will be there book in hand. I would love to be able to have a picture taken with you to post on my blog.
You are so amazing! You are our national treasure in everything you do! Thank you!
Posted by: Andy L | April 23rd, 2012 at 5:33 pm
I'm back in business with a new laptop! I wished you were coming to Arkanasas or near for a book signing I sure would attend. Thanks for sharing this blog.
Posted by: KLBrown | April 23rd, 2012 at 5:37 pm
So excited to get my hands on this book! I preordered from Amazon last month and am looking forward to receiving it tomorrow. The recipes and photography look absolutely delicious. Congrats on another gorgeous book, Martha.
I'm really looking forward to this book, Martha. Every time I go to the United States - no matter what region I may be visiting - one of the things I most look forward to is the food; it's simple, unfussy and most of all delicious, which is what it's all about! It will be nice to learn how to make some of my favourite American dishes. (I'm looking foward to the clam chowder!)
Martha, I am going to purchase your new book, Martha,s American Food and I am happy to hear you will have a new television show. However, I do enjoy your show on the hallmark channel, sorry to see it end....But, Martha didn,t you once have a show occasionally on PBS ...yes, the first time I discovered you on television was on channel 13 , new York station, you were showing how to set a beautiful table for thanksgiving...I remember the colorful glasses and such. Then I followed you on channel 2 in new York...good luck with the new show, looking forward to it.
Posted by: Marie Christensen | April 23rd, 2012 at 8:01 pm
Well I went thru and find out you coming to Princeton, nj and we cant wait to see you and get a picture with you.
As for your new show ( we really going miss your show but we understand that you been doing tv and programs for so long and now with grand kids is time you enjoy them.
My dream as been meet you and see your beautiful farm ( but I really want have one my own )
Take care and see you in Princeton...!
Posted by: Jorge and Dennise colon | April 23rd, 2012 at 9:25 pm
Martha, This book sounds great. I will buy one for my daughter who is a Martha fan and is becoming a great cook. I love the idea of beanless chili! I had a dream that you came to my home, but I couldn't meet you because I wasn't dressed! You pointed to something in my livingroom and smiled and then left. Suddenly my home was filled with designers who brought in brightly painted furniture and other items "on Martha's orders". I guess even in my dreams you brighten my life LOL.
Posted by: Lee | April 24th, 2012 at 1:09 am
Congratulations on "Another Winner"!
Posted by: Pearl Solomon | April 24th, 2012 at 3:26 am
I knew it would be dangerous to look at pictures of American food from Istanbul and I was right! It all looks amazing. Dreaming of chili...and pulled pork...and key lime pie....we Americans do have a wonderful food heritage of amazing diversity. Thanks for celebrating it and congratulations on book #77.
You're making me homesick!
I am an avid fan, collecting magazines, videos, cookbooks etc. I love the wealth of ideas and utilize them when I can.
I even had a holiday decoration party with my family using your first christmas decoration book recreating almost the entire book with my neices. "Gold and Silver paint everywhere."
Thank you for your creativity and detailing your howto's in an easy to follow manner.
Congratulations and I am looking forward to the new book!!!
I just wanted to tell you that I am in love with your baker's pad that you use in almost every cooking or baking segment. You must buy them by the 100's. I would love to find out where you would find them. If they are made I would love a "how to" segment. They are so much nicer than many of the "pot holders" found in the stores.
When your master chefs retrieved their creations from your oven, it was an inspiration to see how the chef gently lifted the pans with the baker's pads as if they picking up new born chicks.
Your help would be apprecieated,
Posted by: George Ann Over | April 24th, 2012 at 3:11 pm
I plan on stopping by Costco on Saturday. I would love to grab a quote from you for our online news source, leesburg.patch.com.
Posted by: Leah Kosin | April 24th, 2012 at 8:09 pm
I am so excited about your 77th book. I have enjoyed many of your previous books and am looking forward to reading and being inspired by your newest one!!!
Posted by: Ieasha Akins | April 25th, 2012 at 12:45 pm
Hi Martha: My daughter and I were at your book signing yesterday and really enjoyed the samples of Mac and Cheese and Indian pudding. She is making on of your recipe for her 5 tier wedding cake (175 people)on June 23rd. Thanks for the inspiration. We love your new book.
Posted by: Christine Harris | April 25th, 2012 at 3:43 pm
AhMAZing martha --
i'm thrilled you'll be in my hometown of leesburg, va for tomorrow's book signing (doubling my pleasure, attended your 2/27/12 show featuring chef michel roux). fantastic book to be treasured for many generations (purchased extra copieses for my granddaughters (alexandra - 13 & genevieve 9)!!! we've already tried one of the recipes, hush puppies. the "backstory" for hush puppies, was validated when they indulged their pooch ramsey w/a few "scraps" & indeed the puppy hushed!!!
america is so fortunate for YOU -- touching so many lives & inspiring others to share their talents as well. much appreciation & admiration, dolores r.
Posted by: Dolores Riley | April 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am
I was so sorry to hear your show will be taken off the air.I was lucky to have been able to be at your show,it was great.I love your show and looked forward to watching it everyday.Congradulations on new grandchild.I wish you the best and will be looking forward to a return to television.You will be greatly missed by many ,many people.Thank-You for such a great show.