Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: An All-American Road Trip ... with Recipes! by Guy Fieri, Ann Volkwein

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  • Pub. Date: October 2008
  • 256pp
  • Sales Rank: 51,452
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    • Pub. Date: October 2008
    • Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
    • Format: Paperback, 256pp
    • Sales Rank: 51,452

    Synopsis

    Food Network star Guy Fieri takes you on a tour of America's most colorful diners, drive-ins, and dives in this tie-in to his enormously popular television show, complete with recipes, photos, and memorabilia.

    Packed with Guy's iconic personality, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives follows his hot-rod trips around the country, mapping out the best places most of us have never heard of. From digging in at legendary burger joint the Squeeze Inn in Sacramento, California, baking Peanut Pie from Virginia Diner in Wakefield, Virginia, or kicking back with Pete's "Rubbed and Almost Fried" Turkey Sandwich from Panini Pete's in Fairhope, Alabama, Guy showcases the amazing personalities, fascinating stories, and outrageously good food offered by these American treasures.

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    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.
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    Biography

    Since Guy Fieri won the second season of The Next Food Network Star, he has been working nonstop. He is the host of Guy's Big Bite, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and Ultimate Recipe Showdown. An acclaimed chef, Fieri is also the co-owner of Johnny Garlic's California Pasta Grill in Windsor, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, and soon Roseville, California, and Tex Wasabi's in Sacramento and Santa Rosa. He lives in Santa Rosa with his wife and their sons.

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    A Passion For Good Foodby KindergartenTeacher66

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    January 19, 2009: I love the show on Food Network and now have the book! Guy Fieri's passion for good food, leads him many times off the beaten path to find the best home-cooking. A wonderful collection of culinary delight!

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    Road Trip with Guyby AmyMichigan

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    January 16, 2010: I bought this book as a gift, but had to check it out for myself first. There are tons of wonderful recipes based on the recipes made on the show. It includes the recipe, the location of the restaurant that created the recipe, along with some wimsical stories and interesting information.

    My dad (the receiver of the gift) likes the recipes, but is planning on using the book as a guide for a road trip he wants to take around the U.S. He is going to stop at many of the locations and try the dishes out for himself! Very fun book and worth the price.

    I Also Recommend: More Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.


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