You Gotta Eat Here!

You Gotta Eat Here!

Canada's Favourite Hometown Restaurants and Hidden Gems

Book - 2012
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In the hit Food Network series You Gotta Eat Here!, John Catucci is on a quest to find the most delicious, mouthwatering and over-the-top comfort food in Canada. He visits great joints, greasy spoons, and legendary restaurants to meet the colourful characters that made them institutions and discovers what makes the restaurant and their signature food so great.

From Charlene's Bayside Restaurant in Cape Breton to Schwartz's Deli in Montreal to Floyd's Diner in Victoria, You Gotta Eat Here! showcases the amazing personalities, fascinating stories and the best-tasting food from coast to coast. Packed with full-colour photographs throughout, You Gotta Eat Here! also includes over 125 easy-to-follow recipes so you can make outrageously good food at home.

Publisher: Toronto : Collins, c2012.
ISBN: 9781443416153
Characteristics: 354 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Vlessides, Michael


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Aug 09, 2015

Good book to know which places within Canada you can go out for a meal that someone has commented. Therefore, there is some credibility. Its Catucci's opinion and recommendation. So don't expect these mom and pop's restaurants to be fancy. These are family, home cooked meals that people in the local area loves.

ksoles Jan 23, 2013

On The Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here," comedian John Catucci seek out Canada’s most delicious, mouthwatering, over-the-top comfort food. He visits neighbourhood joints, greasy spoons and legendary restaurants to taste the food that made them famous and to meet the colourful characters that make them institutions. In Catucci's new book of the same name, he profiles 75 of these extraordinary eateries and includes over 100 of their recipes. From nine pound hamburgers to double-stuffed pizzas to deep-fried cheesecake, the fare is a far cry from health food but certainly leaves the reader wide-eyed.

The entertainment value of the book comes from its shock factor: just how many calories can a chef cram into a single dish? Unfortunately, as neither a chef, a cook nor a restauranteur, Catucci has absolutely no credibility when it comes to food, a fact that becomes painfully obvious when reading his descriptions of various dishes. Even his skills as a comedian don't shine here; his unsuccessful attempts at humour only make his writing obnoxious.

A fun book to flip through but definitely no culinary reference guide!

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