New American Table Cookbook by Chef Marcus Samuelsson {giveaway}

New American Table cookbook Marcus Samuelsson

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It’s Election Day here in the good ol’ U.S. of A., so we thought it fitting to giveaway a copy of the New American Table by James Beard award-winning chef, restaurateur and author Marcus Samuelsson

This book isn’t about what we normally think of when we’re talking about “American food.” Burgers and fries. Barbecue. Fried chicken. Apple pie.

But really? American food isn’t just a specific set of foods, but more a unique amalgam of cultural cuisines that sometimes appear side by side on the same table, sometimes fuse together in the same dish. A recipe for Pad Thai and a recipe for Ethiopian Doro We’t. Chicken Satay with Garlic Feta Dip. Miso Rubbed Rack of Lamb. We expect nothing less than 300 similar recipes from a chef born in Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, and now cooking and living in America. The book is full of photos, not just of the foods, but little vignettes of American people and their lives. Lots of red, white, and blue!

How to Enter this Giveaway

  1. Leave a comment with YOUR FAVORITE AMERICAN FOOD! Guess what? This means you can basically say anything from apple pie to shepherd’s pie, from Korean tacos to Mexican lasagna, from pierogi to pirozhki because we all live and eat it here. Plus, it doesn’t matter what you say anyway, as this is a random drawing, but it does matter that you do comment with something.
  2. Make sure to enter your email address in the box provided so we can contact you
  3. Share this giveaway post with your friends on facebook and twitter! (not required, but we’d love the help!)

You have until next Monday November 12, 2012 at 5 PM PST to comment. Everyone is welcome to comment to enter, but we can only ship this stuff in the U.S. (So if you’re outside the US and win, you just need to provide us with a US mailing address to send!)

Good luck!

And by the way, in case anyone is wondering about us here in the TasteSpotting kitchen, we are currently obsessed with samosas and saag paneer (Indian food).

Miso-Rubbed Rack of Lamb

New American Table cookbook - miso lamb

Mushroom Risotto with Poached Egg

New American Table cookbook - mushroom risotto poached egg

French Fries and Boiled Peanuts

New American Table cookbook - French Fries

by Sarah J. Gim on November 6, 2012 · 162 comments


Jad @ New South November 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm


debbie November 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm

a good cheeseburger!

Swathi November 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm


Lori T November 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Key lime pie!

CT Campbell November 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Baked Mac n Cheese with Bacon and Chard!!

Lily November 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Apple pie always!

Shannon November 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Fish tacos with guacamole!

Mika November 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Macaroni and Cheese!

Melanie November 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Wild Salmon

Rachel November 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm

a nice thick egg salad sandwich came to mind for some reason

Madeline November 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Homemade macaroni and cheese with brie, and sharp cheddar cheese!

Adam November 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm


Barney November 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Steak n’ Baked Potato :) always a drool worthy combo I have fond memories of.

Kathy - Panini Happy November 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Grilled cheese! Not sure if it’s originally ours or not, but I like how we make it here in the US of A. :-)

Kristen M November 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Chicken and Dumplings

Libby Parker November 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Any sandwich made on thick, chewy, ciabatta bread.

Kimani November 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Juicy Lucy

susanna November 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing with California Avocados, shrimps, and Tabasco!

Korey K November 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

A hearty, and spicy, bowl of chili

Prajusha November 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Pancake and burger..

Rachael Martin November 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Clam chowder!

Jim M. November 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm


Laura November 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Butternut Risotto with sage and Parmesan.

sara November 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm


Barry November 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm

BBQ anything

amanda November 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Gotta say mac and cheese. Feeling hungry just thinking about it!

abby November 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm

SWEET POTATOES in every shape way and form

B November 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm

pumpkin bread! and it fits the season too!

Kathi Jarabek November 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm


jessica November 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Grits because there is a lot you can add to it. I just like them with milk, sugar, and butter piping hot in the morning, especially when it’s chilly outside.

Alex Mottern November 6, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Pizza with thin crust

courtney contos November 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm

pancakes with vt maple syrup

Kathy November 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Oyster Po’Boy!!! So darn good!

latanya November 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm


Liz November 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

A big, juicy burger. With the works. Maybe some cheese…… mmmmmmmm

latanya November 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm
adrie de waal November 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Apple pie!! Small, medium or sky high – so good!

Alex November 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm


Reney November 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm

peanut butter

Yvonne November 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Fluffy buttermilk pancakes.

Avery November 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm

pumpkin pie!!

Ann November 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm

sweet potato fries with chipotle aioli

Kristine November 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Chocolate chip cookies

Amauta Marston-Firmino November 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm


Jess November 6, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Mom’s cornbread dress — totally seasonal, but my absolute favorite!

Lily November 6, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Hot wings!

Allison November 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm

key lime pie!

Emily Sue November 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Bacon Cheeseburgers. Hands down!

Monica November 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Cheeseburgers with extra pickles -yum!

Meryl November 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Grilled cheese.

Louis November 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Apple Pie.

Staci November 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Oreo cheesecake

Timothy November 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Eggs Benedict!

Jacki C November 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm

not-too-sweet pulled pork with a dry french riesling

Cody Slager November 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

pulled pork sanggggwhich

Casey November 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Breakfast sandwiches!

Kevin November 6, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Medium-Rare Prime Rib

Sarah November 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Bread!! A real tangy San Francisco sourdough is hard to beat!

elaine c November 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm

new england clam chowder

Jenny November 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I love the classic fish and chips with extra tartar sauce!

Ally November 6, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Chicago style hot dog!

Kris November 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

California breakfast burritos

emily h. November 6, 2012 at 10:30 pm


Prachi November 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Mac and Cheese!!

Danielle November 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm

French fries and New England clam chowder

Lara November 6, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Apple pie with cheese :)

MT November 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Green bean casserole.

Vik November 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Pecan pie

Meridithe November 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm

One favorite? Tapioca pudding.

Tina M. November 6, 2012 at 11:01 pm


Lizz November 6, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Super creamy Mac and Cheese!

Stacey November 6, 2012 at 11:45 pm

I had a bunch of answers swirling in my head and then I saw that someone wrote exactly what I love the most… Pecan pie!

Victoria November 7, 2012 at 12:11 am

As a young cook, I’ve been working on perfecting my favorite food that I first experienced working in SF over the summer – can be found at coupa cafe in palo alto, the best place for coffee and lunch I’ve found!

Empanadas merchada

Liz November 7, 2012 at 12:17 am


Diane November 7, 2012 at 1:03 am


Jasper November 7, 2012 at 1:15 am

Roast chicken

Imke November 7, 2012 at 1:17 am

A giant burger.

Jennifer P. November 7, 2012 at 1:28 am

Oh my. There are so many foods to love! But, I’m going with spring rolls :).

Summer November 7, 2012 at 1:35 am

Fried Chicken with Homemade Maple Waffles… YUM ;)

Angelica November 7, 2012 at 2:10 am

Mac and cheese

Gabrielle Haggett-Molina November 7, 2012 at 2:52 am

French fries or a good California veggie pizza. :)

Andi@Green Basket November 7, 2012 at 4:15 am

Barbeque. Barbeque is the ultimate fusion dish (did you know pigs are introduced? So is sugar.) but also uniquely American.

Steven November 7, 2012 at 4:37 am

Pasta drenched with cheesy goodness!

Katinka November 7, 2012 at 4:57 am

Cornbread pudding! So good. (With a close second to pecan pie.)

Ruta November 7, 2012 at 5:00 am


K.A. November 7, 2012 at 5:04 am

A cheeseburger – with American “cheese”.

O the shame.

BreAnna November 7, 2012 at 5:29 am

Lasagna. Definitely lasagna.

Xquach November 7, 2012 at 5:52 am

Dolmades, AKA grape leaves with a side of lemon potatoes!

Emily Grace November 7, 2012 at 5:53 am

Mac and Cheese

Diana November 7, 2012 at 6:33 am

New England clam chowder!

Heather J November 7, 2012 at 7:14 am

A perfectly cooked steak, or a cheeseburger, or mashed potatoes. I’ve also been having some wicked Indian cravings lately too.

Kerryll November 7, 2012 at 7:33 am

Pizza with grilled eggplant!

Chelsea November 7, 2012 at 7:51 am

What a tough question! Cheesy mushroom or pumpkin risotto with thyme is a dish I’ll I’ll always love.

AnhD November 7, 2012 at 7:54 am

a big juicy burger on a homemade bun with all the fixings.

Louis Burns November 7, 2012 at 7:59 am

Good ol’, andouille sausage and chicken gumbo!!!!

siena November 7, 2012 at 8:03 am

BBQ ribs! and french fries! and craft beer!

Annastasia November 7, 2012 at 8:05 am

grilled cheese

Holly Brown November 7, 2012 at 8:07 am


Sy November 7, 2012 at 8:23 am

stuffed acorn squash with lamb and quinoa

Hana November 7, 2012 at 8:24 am

Chilequiles! So good!

Ateanna November 7, 2012 at 8:26 am

Loaded mashed potatoes/baked potato!

Carla November 7, 2012 at 8:43 am


kimberly nichols November 7, 2012 at 8:52 am

shrimp and grits

pduffek November 7, 2012 at 8:54 am

Spicy Chicken Wings…

Amelia November 7, 2012 at 8:55 am

apple crisp

pietra November 7, 2012 at 8:56 am


M. Eva-Marie November 7, 2012 at 8:59 am

My fave – good ol’ fashion red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting =)

Heather November 7, 2012 at 9:00 am

Brick cheese.

Sami November 7, 2012 at 9:05 am

in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie

susan in taos November 7, 2012 at 9:07 am

Bacon (in any form) AND pumpkin pie!! Possibly even together? Hmmm.

Iris November 7, 2012 at 9:11 am

I’m going to say kale because I never had it before moving to the States! Definitely more popular here than the rest of the world.

b November 7, 2012 at 9:13 am

ketchup fried rice.

Brian November 7, 2012 at 9:32 am

A fat hamburger sounds so good right now, yummmmmmmmmmmm

Megan November 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

mashed skin-on potatoes and mushroom gravy

Meegan November 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

Crisp Chicken and Waffles with Honey!

Tori November 7, 2012 at 9:52 am

Cheeseburger and French Fries! (With a root beer float!)

Theresa November 7, 2012 at 9:52 am


Kaitlin Higgins November 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

Sausage Stuffing!

Andrea S November 7, 2012 at 10:14 am

Cannot beat a good old American Cheeseburger!

Mary November 7, 2012 at 10:19 am


Mike November 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

Hmmmm roasted Okinawan sweet potatoes!

Justin C November 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

Bacon cheese burger

Heidi Hess November 7, 2012 at 10:33 am

Gotta be burger and fries.

TC November 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

baked mac and cheese. :-9

Paige November 7, 2012 at 10:45 am

tex mex, tacos specifically :)

Nicholas Hecht November 7, 2012 at 11:01 am

CHEESE! Every Cheese. Any time. Any place. With anyone. I LOVE CHEESE!

Kim November 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

Maraka Hoola!!
Not my restaurant but I love to go there!!

Samuel Cho November 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

Butter and herb stuffed Thanksgiving bronze turkey! :)

Jane Salisbury November 7, 2012 at 11:14 am

Huckleberry pie

Caroline November 7, 2012 at 11:24 am

mac n cheese!

Kim N. November 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

A good old cheeseburger!

David November 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Steak. Rare. Possibly with good quality fries.

Kathleen November 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Thanksgiving and everything that goes along with it!! LOVE Marcus Samuelsson’s recipes too!! Especially his sweet potato coconut muffins!! Totally Awesome!

Gorazd November 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

American Pancakes :)

Regina November 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm

mac n’cheese

ACK November 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Tough decision…PASTA, any kind!

abigail November 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

grilled cheese sandwiches

Keyin Lu November 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Erm, cupcakes? CUPCAKES!!!

Melanie November 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm

mac and cheese! Made also with pureed butternut squash and roasted broccoli! mmmmmm

gail November 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm

this is hard…sushi for me

Sarah Kaplan November 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm

More a New Yorker food than American food, but BAGELS are hands down the greatest eatable substance this country has to offer.

jan November 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm

chicken alfredo

Rian N. November 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Pizza. Thin-crust, topped with a light layer of marinara, plenty of seasonal veggies and mozzarella. Baked ’til crispy, with a light dust of dried basil and oregano to taste. And if it’s tomato season, then make sure to save some crust to eat with bruschetta. Mm~

Becky Schiffel November 7, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Homemade mac & cheese!

Ashlie November 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I am a sucker for pinto beans and cornbread – so comforting on this cold fall days!

Jodi Calhoun November 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Can’t wait!

Lisa D. November 7, 2012 at 7:20 pm

BBQ beef ribs and/or cheeseburgers

J Emme November 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm

It’s got to be lobster rolls!

AliciaK November 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm

A good juicy burger!

Mish November 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm

French fries

Julie November 8, 2012 at 12:34 am

mac and cheese! any variety will do.

Lydia November 8, 2012 at 12:44 am

In-n-Out cheese burger.

Yooly November 8, 2012 at 8:56 am

mac and cheese

Babs November 8, 2012 at 9:18 am

A great medium rare steak and thin french fries. Wedge salad on the side is nice also.

Lily Sheng November 8, 2012 at 9:49 am

New York pizza!

Gwen L. November 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I’ve had my eye on this cookbook for a while… Thanks for the chance! I’d say my favorite American food is a good grilled steak and potatoes.

Jennifer November 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Mac and cheese! And pecan pie for dessert!

Jessica L November 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

chicken and waffles!

karen November 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Cherry Garcia ice cream!

Meg @ Beard and Bonnet November 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

Chocolate Chip Cookies are by far my favorite food!

Karlie Leonelli November 9, 2012 at 11:24 am

Anything smoked. Brisket, ribs, anything and I’m in heaven.

E November 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Hmmm…a cheese burger

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