| "Tons of fun!"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from Hershey, PA (Born in Kewanee, IL)|
|Tons of fun! This volume sings the praises of diner food--by providing some of the classic recipes. A bonus is brief descriptions of some diners, one of which I have actually eaten at (The Wellsboro Diner in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania; by the way, the food is good there!). There are also numerous photos of other diners, without discussion of these.|
Many of these recipes are not overly healthy for one. But the recipes in here comprise an homage to diner food and, as such, provide a little residue of our culture. It is, simply, most enjoyable to relive the standard diner fare in this paperback book.
Here are some standards: corned beef hash and eggs (against my healthier instincts, I routinely order this at a local diner, "Kuppy's," in Middletown, PA) . Potatoes, butter, a small onion, corned beef (chopped), black pepper, and eggs. Put them all together? Yummy! Another standard breakfast dish--the Western omelette (I enjoy fixing omelette's for breakfast and lunch when I have a yen), with butter, onion, green bell pepper, cooked ham, eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and garlic salt.
Other dishes that sound enjoyable to me--chili supreme, sweet and sour cabbage, Philly cheesesteak sandwich, macaroni salad, chicken gumbo, asparagus with cream cheese, French toast, potato pancakes, a huge variety of hamburgers, Santa Fe chicken, corned beef and cabbage, and fish and chips. You want blue plate specials? They are here. Just so, dessert. . . .
Anyhow, this is a lot of fun. It's kind of neat to see the array of diner recipes laid out, page after page. I look forward to playing around with some of these recipes in the future.
| "Passionate write makes a cookbook"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from cincinnati, OH|
|The book is full of recipes that were collected by a man who has a passion for the American Diner. At first glance I thought the book was just that, a cookbook. But after receiving it, I discovered much more. This is a guy who share with others the love of the American Diner. In the book he showcases diners across the country. Each one has a page dedicated to it with a picture and description giving the read not only a written narrative but also a pictorial one. |
Probably the most interesting reading in this book is the author's forward statement in which he gives the reader a reason as to why he put this cookbook together. In that you see his passion.
I recommend this book to those who love the little place where the waitresses know there customers by name and what they eat. I recommend this book to those who like going into a place that is owned by someone who lives in the same community his restaurant serves.
As for myself, I'm not one who is a literary expert but as an owner of a diner, I really enjoy this book. Not only does it give one a lot of recipes but also shares with the reader a passion for the American Diner.
| "Bible of Diner Cooking"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from PA, USA|
|This book is great at offering all the BASIC diner recipes, but doesn't clarify which diner they came from. At any rate, it is a new bible of simple cookery in my kitchen.|
| "Good book of classic diner recipes"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User|
|The title sums up this book, 'American Diner Cookbook'. I was hoping more history on some of the diners that these recipes came from, but I won't hold that against it. It's a cookbook, plain and simple.|
| "Not great, but not bad"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from PA|
|I am a big fan of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Channel and was hoping for a cookbook that would give me some cool, "different" recipes. This one is in the neighborhood, but doesn't quite do it all the way. The search goes on!|
| "EXCELLENT"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User|
|This is an excellent book with many simple and absolutely delicious recipes. If you don't have a diner nearby, try these recipes at home. You won't be disappointed.|