Category Archives: Martha’s American Food

Martha’s American Food Named to USA Today’s Top 10 Summer Cookbooks

No suprise here: USA Today named “Martha’s American Food” to its “10 of the summer’s most tantalizing cookbooks”. With recipes for summertime menu staples like Classic Potato Salad, Sour Cherry Lemonade, Hamburgers, and Barbecued Ribs, it is a must-have for anyone interested in establishing a basic repertoire of American classics. Now, excuse me, FOMs–I’m off to make some Malted Milk Ball Ice Cream for the weekend! FOMs: Please send me a note if you’ve included one or more of the recipes from “Martha’s American Food” in your cooking this summer!

PLEASE NOTE: The website provides a recipe from “Martha’s American Food” for Classic Potato Salad (delicious!) but incorrectly calls for the celery, onion, and cornichons to be cut into 1-inch dice. According to the cookbook, these should be cut into 1/4-inch dice.

Summer cookbooks; Will ‘Fifty Shades’ fade? – USATODAY.com.

Martha Stewart on choosing one final meal: “Probably good, fresh eggs…delicious salad from the garden”

Martha seems so relaxed in this delightful interview with Piers Morgan on CNN. In this clip, she discusses what she’d eat (and drink) for her last meal. Of course, we FOMs already knew that eggs were Martha’s favorite food, right?

From CNN.com:

“If I was very hungry and I was told that I only had an hour?,” she clarified the question. “I probably wouldn’t be thinking about eating, Piers, but…”

“What would you start with?,” wondered the host.

“Probably good, fresh eggs. Delicious salad from the garden,” Stewart shared. “Boiled, scrambled. Just a really good farm butter.”

“And the main course, what would you have?” he followed up.

“That’s my main course,” she concluded.

via Martha Stewart on choosing one final meal: “Probably good, fresh eggs…delicious salad from the garden” – Piers Morgan – CNN.com Blogs.

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Purchase an Autographed copy of Martha’s American Food

Today is the last day you can purchase your autographed copy of Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation’s Most Treasured Dishes from Coast to Coast for only $30 (25% off cover price) on OpenSky! If you aren’t already a member of OpenSky, you will have to register–but it’s absolutely free to do so. Once you are a member, you can “follow” Martha’s recommendations (as well as recommendations from Martha Stewart’s Executive Food Director and host of TV’s “Mad Hungry”, Lucinda Scala Quinn) on products she really uses. To me, this is the closest thing we FOMs have to Martha By Mail now. You will have to move fast however, because this sale ends TODAY!

Also, you can still purchase an autographed copy of Martha’s Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations on OpenSky too! Again, if you are not already a member of OpenSky, you will have to register–but it’s free to join!

via Autographed copy of Martha’s American Food from Martha Stewart on OpenSky.

Martha’s American Food is here!

Martha’s new book, Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation’s Most Treasured Dishes From Coast to Coast, arrived by mail this morning! It is an absolutely gorgeous cookbook–full of beautiful photography (every recipe has an accompanying photograph) and surprisingly simple recipes, many of which have been culled from Martha’s archives. What makes this new book special is the clustering of recipes into geographic regions: Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, and West. The book begins, however, with a collection of recipes labeled “All-American” featuring recipes that are part of every American-food lover’s list of favorites: Blueberry Pancakes, Meatloaf, Lasagna, Green Bean Casserole, Brownies–and so on. As a resident of California, I recognize many of the recipes from the West, but as a former resident of Texas, I look forward to revisiting the recipes of the Southwest. If you haven’t already, you can order the book from Amazon at a very reasonable price. What do you think FOMs? Share your thoughts about the new book here!

Martha Stewart goes Prime Time on TV!

On May 2 she’ll play the headmistress of a private school on an episode of NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU.”

Then, on May 7, she’ll turn up on an episode of CBS’ hit “2 Broke Girls” as herself. During the hour-long season-ending episode, Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs) try to get Stewart to taste their cupcakes. Martha, ever the diligent spokesperson for new products from MSLO, will also use this opportunity to promote her new book, Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation’s Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast, which looks to be a massive collection of recipes, based on the above photo.

Let’s hear from the FOMs: Are you planning to buy Martha’s new book?