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Food Lovers' Guides Indispensable handbooks to local gastronomic delights The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: • Food festivals and culinary events • Farmers markets and farm stands • Specialty food shops • Places to pick your own produce • One-of-a-kind restaurants and landmark eateries • Recipes using local ingredients and traditions • The best wineries and brewpubs
About the Author
Iris McCarthy is a freelance food writer and blogger in the Greater Philadelphia region who has long held a passion for writing and food culture. Having spent almost a decade in corporate America, she left to pursue her writing career full-time and hasn't looked back since. Currently, Iris pens articles for the popular 'Connoisseur' and 'Side Order' columns of local upscale lifestyle publication BUCKS Life Magazineboth of which focus on telling the stories of the movers and shakers behind the region's lively culinary scene. In addition, she also contributes to a host of culinary magazines and catalogs. Iris lives in the Philadelphia suburbs, but spends much of her time eating, working and playing in the city. When she's not attending local food events, scoping out new ice cream spots to satiate her sweet tooth, or covering the Philly food scene, Iris can be found checking out the latest community theaters and museums.Follow Iris as she dines around Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs on her popular food blog The Palate Princess at www.thepalateprincess.com and via Twitter @PalatePrincess.