The American Diner Secret
How to Cook America's Favourite Food at Home
By Kenny McGovern
The American Diner Secret allows the reader to immerse themselves in the comfort food classics which make diners so popular all across the United States.
From breakfast through brunch, lunch and dinner (with some sweet treats for dessert), the book is packed full of recipes and cooking techniques designed to help readers create their own unique American diner experience.
Through several visits to America, Kenny McGovern spent time observing the traditions and treats offered by American diner outlets to customers around the clock. As well as experiencing the delicious dishes on offer, Kenny immediately became captivated by the atmosphere and community connection offered by local eateries. The value placed on the local diner cannot be overstated and their ethos is to be admired - honest cooking, delicious food and reasonable prices, accompanied by service with a smile!
At the age of nineteen, KENNY McGOVERN was diagnosed with what is known as 'social anxiety disorder' and eventually became too ill to carry on working. As the years passed, he became almost housebound as a result of his illness and as such lost touch with many parts of life which although enjoyable are often taken for granted. Simple pleasures such as buying a nice sandwich from a local café or going out for a meal became impossible for him to do.
As a result of this, and because of his love of food and cooking, he eventually took to trying to recreate many of his favourite shop-bought foods at home. 'If I can't go to McDonalds, I'll make my own,' was his philosophy. Over a period of five years or more, he tested and tweaked many, many recipes, his new hobby quickly building into an obsession.
In 2010, Kenny decided to publish some selected recipes in his first book The Takeaway Secret - it became an instant bestseller, following word-of-mouth recommendations on the internet.
With huge support and encouragement from readers, his confidence has grown, along with his food obsession. As a result Kenny once more ventured out into the world. researching and learning about the historic links between street food and local people and the recent upsurge in the modern, exciting and vibrant street food culture. His next book, The Street Food Secret, followed in 2017.
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07 Mar 2019
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