NEW YORK (WLNY) — Recipes are like family heirlooms, passed on from generation to gneration.

The new book “Taste of Home Recipes Across America: 735 of the Best Reader Recipes from Across the Nation,” details 735 recipes from real home cooks from around the country that reflect the best of American cooking.

American Idol star and restaurant owner Taylor Hicks has contributed several recipes straight from his recently open barbecue and blues joint in Birmingham, Alabama, Saw’s Jukes Joint.

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