Literally thousands of books have been written about Benjamin Franklin. And now for the first time ever the world finally has a book devoted to what is arguably an even more important and beloved part of Philadelphia’s culture and identity: the cheesesteak! Including more than 100 photographs, illustrations and recipes, “The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book” is the definitive examination of cheesesteak history, culture and cuisine, including:
Some of the best places to buy the sandwich and their stories, which encompass life-threatening illness, family loyalty and betrayal, Mob hits, bitter business rivalries, racial slurs and the aversion of a potentially disastrous bridge collapse.
In-depth examinations of the cheesesteak’s meat, bread and cheese ingredients, including the answer to the eternal riddle: What is wit the Whiz?
The most notable cheesesteak events and film, musical and online homages to the sandwich
Recipes for the basic cheesesteak as well as culinary riffs like cheesesteak salad and cheesesteak soup: RunningPressCooks.com
In short, "The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book" contains everything about the cheesesteak that mind and mouth can digest!