Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine

Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine

There is a new American culinary landscape developing around us, and it?s one that chef Edward Lee is proud to represent. In a nation of immigrants who bring their own culinary backgrounds to this country, what happens one or even two generations later? What does their cuisine become? It turns into a cuisine uniquely its own and one that Lee argues makes America the most i There is a new American culinary landscape developing around us, and it?s one that chef Edward Lee is proud to repres...

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Title:Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine
Author:Edward Lee
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1579657389
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Mar 12, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

  • pianogal
    May 14, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

    This is the first cookbook that I?ve ever read cover to cover, like a ?regular? book. His stories about the people he met were captivating. I felt like I was sitting at the table with them. I haven?t tried any of the recipes yet, but I will. ...

    Resounding Voice A thoroughly enjoyable read that was honest, entertaining, and had great voice. I loved the exploration of the topic of immigrant food and how it evolves with each generation. One of the freshest food books I?ve read in a while. ...

    Chef Ed Lee admits in his writing that he is not actually a writer, but you could have fooled me. His quick pace and poetic styling makes this a breezy read chalk-full of narratives around American cuisine ? the who, what, why, and how. ...

    Good read. I've seen Edward on The Mind of Chef and I liked his stories here. He really did a good job finding stories that go beyond just the food. Also, I'd say that he has a very understanding wife for his to travel so much. ...

  • Cheryl
    Apr 15, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

  • Robin
    Mar 11, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

  • Michele
    May 12, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

  • Monica
    Feb 08, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

    This is the first cookbook that I?ve ever read cover to cover, like a ?regular? book. His stories about the people he met were captivating. I felt like I was sitting at the table with them. I haven?t tried any of the recipes yet, but I will. ...

  • Joe Jones
    Jan 03, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

  • Colleen
    May 14, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

  • Audrey
    Mar 24, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

  • Janet
    Dec 07, 2017

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

  • Cathie
    Mar 17, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

  • Angela
    Apr 27, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

  • lisa
    Feb 14, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

  • J.S.
    May 20, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

  • Jerod Duris
    May 05, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

    This is the first cookbook that I?ve ever read cover to cover, like a ?regular? book. His stories about the people he met were captivating. I felt like I was sitting at the table with them. I haven?t tried any of the recipes yet, but I will. ...

    Resounding Voice A thoroughly enjoyable read that was honest, entertaining, and had great voice. I loved the exploration of the topic of immigrant food and how it evolves with each generation. One of the freshest food books I?ve read in a while. ...

    Chef Ed Lee admits in his writing that he is not actually a writer, but you could have fooled me. His quick pace and poetic styling makes this a breezy read chalk-full of narratives around American cuisine ? the who, what, why, and how. ...

    Good read. I've seen Edward on The Mind of Chef and I liked his stories here. He really did a good job finding stories that go beyond just the food. Also, I'd say that he has a very understanding wife for his to travel so much. ...

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  • Ivana
    Apr 21, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

  • Rachael Conrad
    Mar 18, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

    This is the first cookbook that I?ve ever read cover to cover, like a ?regular? book. His stories about the people he met were captivating. I felt like I was sitting at the table with them. I haven?t tried any of the recipes yet, but I will. ...

    Resounding Voice A thoroughly enjoyable read that was honest, entertaining, and had great voice. I loved the exploration of the topic of immigrant food and how it evolves with each generation. One of the freshest food books I?ve read in a while. ...

    Chef Ed Lee admits in his writing that he is not actually a writer, but you could have fooled me. His quick pace and poetic styling makes this a breezy read chalk-full of narratives around American cuisine ? the who, what, why, and how. ...

    Good read. I've seen Edward on The Mind of Chef and I liked his stories here. He really did a good job finding stories that go beyond just the food. Also, I'd say that he has a very understanding wife for his to travel so much. ...

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  • Brandi Bales
    May 19, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

    This is the first cookbook that I?ve ever read cover to cover, like a ?regular? book. His stories about the people he met were captivating. I felt like I was sitting at the table with them. I haven?t tried any of the recipes yet, but I will. ...

    Resounding Voice A thoroughly enjoyable read that was honest, entertaining, and had great voice. I loved the exploration of the topic of immigrant food and how it evolves with each generation. One of the freshest food books I?ve read in a while. ...

    Chef Ed Lee admits in his writing that he is not actually a writer, but you could have fooled me. His quick pace and poetic styling makes this a breezy read chalk-full of narratives around American cuisine ? the who, what, why, and how. ...

    Good read. I've seen Edward on The Mind of Chef and I liked his stories here. He really did a good job finding stories that go beyond just the food. Also, I'd say that he has a very understanding wife for his to travel so much. ...

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  • Suzanne Christensen
    Apr 03, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

    This is the first cookbook that I?ve ever read cover to cover, like a ?regular? book. His stories about the people he met were captivating. I felt like I was sitting at the table with them. I haven?t tried any of the recipes yet, but I will. ...

    Resounding Voice A thoroughly enjoyable read that was honest, entertaining, and had great voice. I loved the exploration of the topic of immigrant food and how it evolves with each generation. One of the freshest food books I?ve read in a while. ...

    Chef Ed Lee admits in his writing that he is not actually a writer, but you could have fooled me. His quick pace and poetic styling makes this a breezy read chalk-full of narratives around American cuisine ? the who, what, why, and how. ...

    Good read. I've seen Edward on The Mind of Chef and I liked his stories here. He really did a good job finding stories that go beyond just the food. Also, I'd say that he has a very understanding wife for his to travel so much. ...

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    If you love storytelling as much as food, this is the book for you. With an interesting look at different people around the country and their recipes (two of which I have tried: YUM!) this book is the best of both worlds of books and cooking. ...

  • Eric
    May 09, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

    This is the first cookbook that I?ve ever read cover to cover, like a ?regular? book. His stories about the people he met were captivating. I felt like I was sitting at the table with them. I haven?t tried any of the recipes yet, but I will. ...

    Resounding Voice A thoroughly enjoyable read that was honest, entertaining, and had great voice. I loved the exploration of the topic of immigrant food and how it evolves with each generation. One of the freshest food books I?ve read in a while. ...

    Chef Ed Lee admits in his writing that he is not actually a writer, but you could have fooled me. His quick pace and poetic styling makes this a breezy read chalk-full of narratives around American cuisine ? the who, what, why, and how. ...

    Good read. I've seen Edward on The Mind of Chef and I liked his stories here. He really did a good job finding stories that go beyond just the food. Also, I'd say that he has a very understanding wife for his to travel so much. ...

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  • Jenny
    May 09, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

  • Audrey
    May 13, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

  • Caro
    Mar 15, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

    This is the first cookbook that I?ve ever read cover to cover, like a ?regular? book. His stories about the people he met were captivating. I felt like I was sitting at the table with them. I haven?t tried any of the recipes yet, but I will. ...

    Resounding Voice A thoroughly enjoyable read that was honest, entertaining, and had great voice. I loved the exploration of the topic of immigrant food and how it evolves with each generation. One of the freshest food books I?ve read in a while. ...

    Chef Ed Lee admits in his writing that he is not actually a writer, but you could have fooled me. His quick pace and poetic styling makes this a breezy read chalk-full of narratives around American cuisine ? the who, what, why, and how. ...

    Good read. I've seen Edward on The Mind of Chef and I liked his stories here. He really did a good job finding stories that go beyond just the food. Also, I'd say that he has a very understanding wife for his to travel so much. ...

    ...

  • MaryBeth
    Apr 29, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

  • David Stefano
    May 19, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

    This is the first cookbook that I?ve ever read cover to cover, like a ?regular? book. His stories about the people he met were captivating. I felt like I was sitting at the table with them. I haven?t tried any of the recipes yet, but I will. ...

    Resounding Voice A thoroughly enjoyable read that was honest, entertaining, and had great voice. I loved the exploration of the topic of immigrant food and how it evolves with each generation. One of the freshest food books I?ve read in a while. ...

    Chef Ed Lee admits in his writing that he is not actually a writer, but you could have fooled me. His quick pace and poetic styling makes this a breezy read chalk-full of narratives around American cuisine ? the who, what, why, and how. ...

    Good read. I've seen Edward on The Mind of Chef and I liked his stories here. He really did a good job finding stories that go beyond just the food. Also, I'd say that he has a very understanding wife for his to travel so much. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Sally McComas
    May 26, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

    This is the first cookbook that I?ve ever read cover to cover, like a ?regular? book. His stories about the people he met were captivating. I felt like I was sitting at the table with them. I haven?t tried any of the recipes yet, but I will. ...

    Resounding Voice A thoroughly enjoyable read that was honest, entertaining, and had great voice. I loved the exploration of the topic of immigrant food and how it evolves with each generation. One of the freshest food books I?ve read in a while. ...

  • Stesha Brandon
    Jan 24, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

  • Adam Stanley
    May 16, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

    This is the first cookbook that I?ve ever read cover to cover, like a ?regular? book. His stories about the people he met were captivating. I felt like I was sitting at the table with them. I haven?t tried any of the recipes yet, but I will. ...

    Resounding Voice A thoroughly enjoyable read that was honest, entertaining, and had great voice. I loved the exploration of the topic of immigrant food and how it evolves with each generation. One of the freshest food books I?ve read in a while. ...

    Chef Ed Lee admits in his writing that he is not actually a writer, but you could have fooled me. His quick pace and poetic styling makes this a breezy read chalk-full of narratives around American cuisine ? the who, what, why, and how. ...

  • Pablo Snazzy
    Apr 30, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

  • Stefanie Watkins
    May 22, 2018

    "Immigrants: we get the job done." (That's a Hamilton reference, y'all.) Edward Lee veers off in a slightly new direction in this travel memoir that also includes recipes (I really want people to stop calling this a cookbook, it isn't.) He visits places in America that have unique f...

    quite an interesting gourmand travelogue! ...

    A fun read from an interesting perspective with recipes at the end of every chapter; my only complaint is that I read it too quickly and still want more. ...

    This is not your typical cookbook. Not even close. There are recipes at the end of each chapter but they are just a fraction of what I got out of this book. Instead Chef Edward Lee gave me a glimpse of different cultures that came to this country and the foods that define them and how ...

    Fascinating look at various American communities and the food that has evolved from melding regions and international cuisine. Lots of recipes included but while they were fun to peruse, they didn't hold much interest since my digestive issues can't tolerate many of the ingredients. I ...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee,...

    Lee raises interesting questions about authenticity, tradition, and appropriation as he explores how immigrant food cultures impact American cuisine. ...

    Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee was an awesome pleasure to read! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was real. It was human. Culturally enriching. Diverse. Powerful. Expansive. Brilliantly well balanced. My mouth watered. Constantly. I honestly feel as though I've just ...

    Edward Lee travels America, eating the local cuisines and talking to the local cuisine makers. Fifteen years ago, during the Bush/Kerry campaign, I did something similar. I enjoyed this book that triggered some long-forgotten memories of my trip around my country, and everything I lear...

    I thoroughly enjoyed this food history journey with Chef Lee. Mr. Lee really took me on a grand experience. I not only got to use my sense of imagination but creative as well. This is due to the fact that there was only descriptions of the food as told by Mr. Lee and the contributors. ...

    I really wanted to love this book, but was mostly disappointed. His writing is too precious, for example, describing kneading butter: ?Her hands clench and relax in a motion that seems as rehearsed as an ancient dance.? He talks about how his nervous system doesn't like MSG. Howe...

    I loved this book! It's part memoir, part travel journal, part cook book. And I love how relevant it is to our current political climate: "As I watch America go through a new cycle of fear and hate, it pains me to see that the lessons of the past have done little to prevent the prejudi...

    Don?t dive into Buttermilk Graffiti thinking it?s just a cookbook because it?s so much more. I think the little blurb on the front is a perfect representation of what?s inside. In each section, Edward Lee travels to a different location learning the history of the local food an...

    this is not a cookbook, but it's a cooking book, a book about cooking, philosophy, people, food. it made me think about food, it taught me a lot about different cultures, it was interesting, fascinating, and inspiring. there are recipes that i will attempt, there are recipes i have no ...

    I liked the fact that this book evoked the emotional connection people have with food. It?s not about the taste of something always but who you share it with or memories from the past. I grew up going to visit relatives in West Virginia and eating those same pepperoni rolls. It?s ...

    Not a cookbook, and in the best way possible. A cookbook has never made me cry. This book had me alternately tearing up, laughing out loud, and flat out shaking my head at what I didn't know. The personal stories were moving and thought-provoking. Great job Chef Lee. I will read more o...

    4.5 Stars I loved this thoughtful and passionate travel memoir with recipes. Chef Lee explores the intersectionality of food, culture and the evolution of "authenticity." You'll want to visit each of these places and try all the food. The recipes look fantastic with the classic Chef...

    Not a cookbook for food but a wonderful collection of essays on life. Delicious slices of culture, cuisine, and people who cook. An American travelogue thru places you might otherwise overlook like Patterson, NJ, Detroit, not the Derby in Louisville, KY. ...

    This is the first cookbook that I?ve ever read cover to cover, like a ?regular? book. His stories about the people he met were captivating. I felt like I was sitting at the table with them. I haven?t tried any of the recipes yet, but I will. ...

    Resounding Voice A thoroughly enjoyable read that was honest, entertaining, and had great voice. I loved the exploration of the topic of immigrant food and how it evolves with each generation. One of the freshest food books I?ve read in a while. ...

    Chef Ed Lee admits in his writing that he is not actually a writer, but you could have fooled me. His quick pace and poetic styling makes this a breezy read chalk-full of narratives around American cuisine ? the who, what, why, and how. ...

    Good read. I've seen Edward on The Mind of Chef and I liked his stories here. He really did a good job finding stories that go beyond just the food. Also, I'd say that he has a very understanding wife for his to travel so much. ...

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