Food writer and Food Network personality Simon Majumdar sets out across the United States to discover what it means to be American, one bite at a time. Before deciding whether to trade in his green card for a U.S. citizenship, Simon Majumdar knew he needed to find out what it really means to be an American. So he set out on a journey to discover America through the thing he kws best: food. Over the course of a year, Simon crisscrossed the United States, stopping in locales such as Plymouth, Massachusetts, to learn about what the pilgrims ate; Kansas, for a Shabbat dinner; Wisconsin, to make cheese; Alaska, to fish for salmon alongside a grizzly bear; and Los Angeles, to cook at a Filipi restaurant in the hopes of making his in-laws proud. Along the way he makes some friends and digs in to the food cultures that make up America brewing beer, farming, working at a food bank, and even tailgating. Full of heart, humor, history, and, of course, food, Fed, White, and Blue is a warm, funny, and inspiring portrait of becoming an American in the twenty-first century.
Simon Majumdar is a food writer and broadcaster, and author of Eat My Globe and Eating for Britain. He has recurring roles as a judge on Iron Chef, The Next Iron Chef, and Cutthroat Kitchen, and has appeared on Beat Bobby Flay, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Extreme Chef, and other shows. He is the fine-living correspondent for AskMen.com and writes regular features for the Food Network website, in addition to other media outlets. Simon was one of the voices behind the Dos Hermanos blog, which GQ called Michelin-starred food blogging. He lives in Los Angeles.