A colorful look at the history of the cheesesteak--from the city that started it all!
Philadelphia cheesesteaks are known and loved everywhere! THE iconic Philadelphia food, cheesesteaks are one of a handful of regional foods--like bagels, cheesecake, and crab cakes--that are loved around the world.
Attempts at creating Philadelphia cheesesteaks occur, not only in many parts of the United States, but beyond--including Greece, Japan, Israel, Norway, Kenya, Tanzania, St. Maarten, and Mexico. They are made in truck stops, diners, delis, and four-star establishments.
During the Democratic caucus in Philadelphia, Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton each made it a point to have a cheesesteak.
During the 2004 presidential campaign, John Kerry made the mistake that may have cost him the election: he ordered Swiss cheese on his cheesesteak ... a big mistake!
There is no book on the market about the cheesesteak--not a cookbook, not a guide book, not a scholarly look into the ordering process ...nothing. With reviews of more than 100 local and world-wide eateries, accompanied by original and creative recipes, this fun guide is sure to delight tourists and locals alike.