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Rachael Ray Best Eats In Town on $40 a Day

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Do you ever watch the Food Network? If not, you’re really missing out. I have enjoyed many of the network's hosts like Emeril and the funny southern woman who makes everything with a pound of butter, but one of my favorites is Rachael Ray.

For those of you who are not familiar, Rachael Ray is a cute, spunky, funny, tiny thing of a girl who can cook up a storm and hosts at least two successful shows. One of them is called $40 a Day. She goes around the country and shows you how to eat in America’s great cities for $40 a day, including tips. It’s good fun.

This book is a compilation of some 50 plus cities Rachael has visited for the show. The pictures of her with the locals are wonderful. The stories of the characters she met up with from Key West to Park City are enjoyable. And there are a few recipes.

In fact, my only disappointment with the book is that there weren’t more recipes. I made the unfounded assumption that because most of Rachael’s other books are recipe books, this one would be as well. Best Eats in Town is really more of a travel book, although it does include some recipes from the restaurants she visited. I tried the chicken piccata and Mexican Lasagna and got a thumbs up from my family on both.

So – don’t buy this one for the recipes. Buy it just for fun. The Food Network’s Rachael Ray’s latest bestseller in oversized paperback is Best Eats in Town on $40 a Day. On the Book Beat for KSL Newsradio 1160, I’m Amanda Dickson.

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