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Diners, drive-ins, dives : an all-American road trip-- with recipes!
Guy Fieri and Ann Volkwein
Adult Nonfiction TX945 .F4885 2008

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From Publishers' Weekly:

The iron-stomached Fieri, restaurant owner and Food Network personality, has probably choked down more burgers, bacon, pancakes, hash browns and fried eggs than any person should have to, and this dense, photo-packed retrospective allows viewers to replicate many of his favorite restaurants' recipes at home. Like the show, Fieri takes diners on a tour of the country's best local eateries, like Kansas City favorite YJ's Snack Bar, which uses two electric burners and a sidewalk grill to crank out exotic fare from around the world; James Beard Award-winning Al's Breakfast in Minneapolis; and all culinary points in between. The book contains a fair number of predictable classics like coconut cream pie, macaroni and cheese, meatloaf and burgers (including one that's dipped in batter and deep-fried), but has an equal number of interesting riffs such as Cap'n Crunch French Toast, Nut N' Honey Pancakes, Pork and Sweet Potato Empanadas and Chicken Fried Lamb Chops. Viewers' requests are also featured, including the Red Arrow Diner's American Chop Suey. Rounded out with plenty of behind-the-scenes anecdotes and local color, this tour of off-the-beaten-path establishments has enough regional entries to keep culinary road-trippers busy (and full) for many, many miles. (Nov.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

Fieri, co-owner of several restaurants in Santa Rosa and Sacramento, CA, was the winner of the second season of The Next Food Network Star. He's now host of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and his first book, with food writer Volkwein, is a spin-off from the series. Fieri has an exuberant personality, and his search for "Flavortown" led him to 60 diners, mom-and-pop cafes, and other casual dining spots across the country. He provides an introduction to each place (often with a "Guy Aside," an anecdote about filming the series), along with at least one recipe; there are also black-and-white photographs of each spot, often of the kitchens in action. Sure to be popular, this cookbook/travelog is a good companion to Jane and Michael Stern's RoadFood books. For most collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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