New York cheesecake, Texas barbecue, Cajun gumbo, Chinese fried rice, Mexican guacamole, Super Bowl chili, classic deviled eggs . . . just scanning the contents of this wonderful cookbook will make you hungry! Sprinkled with lively literary commentary, it's divided into three sections: 'Ethnic America,' 'Regional America,' and 'Classic America.' 487 pages, hardcover from Little, Brown.