All your favorite blue plate specials in one cookbook! Like its people, American food is a melting pot of tastes and textures. Now flavors from every corner of the country are brought together in one soul-satisfying cookbook. Worthy of any diner’s daily special board, these recipes are the real deal: wholesome, filling favorites that will bring the entire family to the table. You’ll be transported back to your grandmother’s kitchen as you dig into classics like: Chicken Pot Pie Fried Catfish Sloppy Joes Buttermilk Baked Chicken Chicken Fried Steak Roast Beef Hash Sausage Gravy Firestarter Chili Split Pea and Sausage Soup Corn Pudding Potato Onion Gratin Spiced Squash All-American Apple Pie Depression Cake Pecan Pie And many more favorites! True American food is the result of hearty people, bountiful farms, and innovative spirit. Author Larry Edwards honors that tradition in The American Table as he invites you to pull up a chair and share a story or two. Plan your next family gathering with this collection of quintessential recipes from around the country.