In this fast paced culture Breakfast has passed from the most essential meal of the day to a near luxury if not a decadent indulgence. America's Best Breakfasts: Favorite Local Recipes From Coast to Coast is a celebration of the exotica that is the American Breakfast. Authors Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman are our tour guides from Coast to Coast where they introduce to the reader to the exotic variety of rustic diners, hot spots, and off the beaten path establishments with cult followings.
The book also provides recipes from these establishments some of which have a nostalgic familiarity (Chicken Fried Steak from Petrow's in Omaha); some of which are familiar but with a twist (Cheesy Biscuits and Vegetarian Gravy from Over Easy again from Omaha); some of which are pure creativity (San Francisco's Craftsman and Wolves has an uber decadent meat and cheese muffins stuffed with a soft boiled egg called "The Rebel Within").
For Lynn and I, breakfast is probably the least likely place where we would experiment or try to get creative. This volume promises to change this: Looking forward to trying Kimchi Pancakes from Sunshine Tavern in Portland as well as the Filipino Steak with Garlic Friend Rice from Uncle Mike's Place in Chicago.
For more on this book see www.americasbestbreakfast.com