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Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: The Funky Finds in Flavortown: America's Classic Joints and Killer Comfort Food

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The Food Network star is back with an all-new, all-American book in his #1 New York Times bestselling series

In its seventeenth season, Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives continues its reign as America's best source for finding the funky, scratch-made, and delicious. Now the host and #1 New York Times bestselling author returns with more of his favorite joints across t
ebook, 320 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by William Morrow Cookbooks
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This book looked like it was hastily thrown together. Also, please spend the extra money on color pictures. It goes a long way. While on the subject of pictures, it would have been nice if they had included pictures of the recipes in the book. There were a lot of images, but they were all screen captures from the different DDD episodes and terrible ones at that.

I appreciate the index in the back of all the various restaurants, but I would have like it to be arranged by state order, not alphabet
The DDD fans will say I've underrated it but I'm actually feeling generous as I compose this. I haven't read the previous volumes so there's a measure of novelty as I read this. It gives recipes but it's not a cookbook; at least it isn't a conventional cookbook. With exceptions, each featured restaurant gets two pages of photo, description by Guy and comment from members of his "krew" along with a note from the restaurant's owner(s). This is followed by two pages with the recipe for a dish that ...more
Finally finished this book. It started off good, then bogged down in the middle. Just as I was getting ready to put it back on the shelf, it picked up. This book only has about two two paragraphs from Guy about each joint. Mostly made up of comments form the crew that shot the episodes. Good people, but mixed vibes. The first book was way better though. I did make the Oatmeal Shake out of this one and it was good.
I usually like "my" cookbooks to show color photos of each recipe made, but this is not your standard cookbook. This is a compendium of many of the "joints" that Guy has visited on his show, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and features one recipe (with occasional "sides") from each place.

The book is divided geographically, and then for each place, is the name, a box with address / website to "Track it Down", a brief description or history of the place, Krew Notes (from his crew), and a restaurant
Some decent recipes, but not his best work.
I expected a whole heck of a lot more out of this cookbook. First, the recipes were good, but appeared like they could be more difficult for the everyday cook to prepare. Second, the book focused more on telling the "restaurant story" than on the preparation of the food. There wasn't even any pictures of the completed products. I ended up walking away with a small handful of recipes I would prepare.
Julie Alvarez
Great book that gave me great ideas for when I travel and what restaurants to look for when I on the road. Great read.
I'm not to sure what you can say about this. It is predictable, simple and like the written version of the TV show.
another great reference book from Guy - lots of recipes for trying out....
Some good recipe ideas.
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Guy Fieri is an American restaurateur, author, television personality, and game show host. He co-owns five restaurants in California and is widely known for his television series on the Food Network.

By mid-2010, the Food Network had made Fieri the "face of the network." In 2010, the New York Times reported that Fieri brought an "element of rowdy, mass-market culture to American food television," a
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