Food Network Best of the Best of

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HP Books, 2004 - Cooking - 287 pages
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Part travelogue, part recipe collection, part scavenger hunt, part confessional, Food Network Best of The Best Of takes you behind the scenes to discover why a drugstore in the middle of South Dakota sells three thousand donuts a day, which chocolate is so decadent that it will boost your libido, or where to find the finest matzo ball soup in Iowa. You'll savor the flavors and share in the fun as Jill and Marc recount the trials and triumphs of some of the country's most intriguing restauranteurs and food entrepreneurs. Whether it's a Cordon Bleu-trained chef amidst the slot machines of Las Vegas or the ranch wife who found success with an eatery in a one-horse town, this book showcases the breadth and variety of eating in America that is the hallmark of The Best Of. Our choices for what we feature on The Best Of show are, if nothing else, subjective. Sure, the food has to be good. But it's more than just the food: Every place has a story. And like any good story, we look for something unique that distinguishes each place, whether it's the setting, the characters, the history, or the lore. You may not find the usual top-rated, five-star restaurants here, but if you've taken a wrong turn somewhere in the middle of Montana, we'll guide you to the best steaks in the state, or if you're looking for breakfast amidst the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, we know where you can find the widest choice of omelets in the country. And even if you don't step outside your front door, you can still enjoy the best of everything -- without a reservation -- because we've included recipes from many of the chefs we've met during our journeys. Travel safe. Eat well. Book jacket.

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On their Food Network show, The Best Of, Cordes and Silverstein travel across the United States, highlighting the restaurants that serve up the best grub in each locale. Divided into seven regional ... Read full review


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Jill Cordes began as a television reporter in South Dakota and Nebraska before joining Food Network. In addition to "The Best Of," she hosts a daily syndicated cooking segment shown on television news programs across the country.
Marc Silverstein, an Emmy-award winning consumer/investigative television reporter, worked in Columbus, OH, Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C., before joining Food Network as co-host of "The Best Of,

Silverstein is an Emmy Award-winning consumer/investigative reporter who worked in Columbus, OH, Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC prior to becoming co-host of Food Network's The Best of. Marc has a B.A. in broadcast journalism from The American University in Washington, DC. He also attended Tulane University.

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