Serious Pig: An American Cook in Search of His Roots by John Thorne and Matt Lewis Thorne

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  • casun on November 16, 2015

    pbk. 1996 ISBN 0-86547-597-0

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  • Up-North baked beans

    • bching on March 05, 2019

      Very good. This recipe doesn't use vinegar or molasses and makes for a delightful variation.

  • Down-East baked beans

    • bching on March 29, 2020

      These were quite delicately flavored--an unexpected thing to say about baked beans. I much prefer the Up North baked beans on the previous bake of this lovely book. John Thorne is such a good writer.

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  • ISBN 10 0865475024
  • ISBN 13 9780865475021
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  • Published Oct 01 1996
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher North Point Press
  • Imprint North Point Press

Publishers Text

In his third collection, John Thorne sets out to explore the origins of his identity as a cook, going here (the Maine coast, where he'd summered as a child and returned as an adult for a decade's sojourn), there (southern Louisiana, where he was captivated by Creole and Cajun cooking), and everywhere (where he provides a sympathetic reading of such national culinary icons as the hamburger, white bread and American cheese, and sits down to a big bowl of Texas red). These intelligent, searching essays are a passionate meditation on food, character and place.

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