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Mar 04, 2008
| ISBN 9781440638534
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Mar 04, 2008 | ISBN 9781440638534
A woman, a chicken dinner, a million dollars-and a romp through the heartland of America’s competitive cooking culture. When Ellie Mathews entered her Salsa Couscous Chicken in the venerable Pillsbury Bake-Off, she never imagined she’d win the grand prize. Immediately after Alex Trebek announced that her dish had won a million dollars, she was thrown into the limelight. Booked with Oprah and Rosie-even photographed for the New York Times in a vest made of ostrich feathers-she instantly became the reigning queen of chickendom, the Pillsbury “It Girl” of the moment. With a dash of self-deprecating humor and a pinch of biting social commentary, Ellie takes readers on her roller coaster ride to the top of the food chain as the Pillsbury prizewinner. As a cooking contest insider, she goes behind the counter and beyond the aprons and oven mitts to reveal a fascinating slice of Americana.
“A page-turner.” –Seattle Post- Intelligencer “Enthusiastic and sharp.” –Kirkus Reviews “With graceful writing, Mathews takes us behind the scenes at the Bake-Off.” –Minneapolis Star Tribune
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