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Description - The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book by Carolyn Wyman

Including the DVD, This Is My Cheesesteak Philadelphia cheesesteaks are known and loved everywhere! THE iconic Philadelphia food, cheesesteaks are one of a handful of regional foodslike bagels, cheesecake, and crab cakesthat are loved around the world. Attempts at creating Philadelphia cheesesteaks occur, not only in many parts of the United States, but beyondincluding Greece, Japan, Israel, Norway, Kenya, Tanzania, St. Maarten, and Mexico. They are made in truck stops, diners, delis, and four-star establishments. During the Democratic caucus in Philadelphia, Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton each made it a point to have a cheesesteak. During the 2004 presidential campaign, John Kerry made the mistake that may have cost him the election: he ordered Swiss cheese on his cheesesteak ...a big mistake! There is no book on the market about the cheesesteaknot a cookbook, not a guidebook, not a scholarly look into the ordering process ...nothing. With reviews of more than 100 local and world-wide eateries, accompanied by original and creative recipes, this fun guide is sure to delight tourists and locals alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780762435470
ISBN-10: 076243547X
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 204mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Carolyn Wyman

Carolyn Wyman is the ultimate low-brow food biographer. She is the author of five food books, including Spam: A Biography; Jell-O: A Biography; and Better than Homemade. Her syndicated "Supermarket Sampler" column appears in more than 100 newspapers nationwide. She has also been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Boston Globe. She gives Philly food tours from Reading Terminal Market. She has appeared on NPR's Morning Edition and Fresh Air, as well as an appearance on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She lives in Philadelphia.

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