Comments: This is one of the triumphs among cookbooks these days. Privately published in 2006, it gained enough attention (and sales) that it has now been picked up and re-released by a major publisher.
The Good Home Cookbook is a repudiation of the thesis that everyone wants new and trendy recipes and dishes all or most of the time – that no one wants to eat old favorites. A team assembled more than 1,000 traditional recipes that form "the foundation of American cuisine as we know it today," had them tested and cross-tested in home kitchens across the country, and published the first-ever cookbook with recipes entirely tested by the public.
We love the variety, love having access to traditional recipes and old favorites. As we said in our review of the first edition, we're not convinced that every recipe is a winner, but really that's not a practical expectation. It will be enough for many people to have access to the dishes of their youth, to a generous selection of comfort foods, and quite possibly to turn up a recipe for a long-lost, but beloved, dish.