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Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food Hardcover – September 19, 2017
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Talk about a book that took me completely by surprise. With a title like this I was expecting a pure "marketing" product. Not so at all. This is an outstanding book, full of never-seen-before illustrations and photographs, and impeccably researched by Marcy Carriker Smothers, an author who clearly cares deeply about her subject matter.
This is a book that will be a pure delight to fans of Walt Disney himself and to Disneyland enthusiasts...this is clearly a "must have" for many of us. - Didier Ghez, Disney History Institute
From the Author
I am an ordinary person with extraordinary curiosity. I call myself a Food Explorer and that's the focus of my career in writing and broadcasting. Food is fun! I have hosted several radio programs, including Food Guy and Marcy with the Food Network's Guy Fieri. Our playful banter could be heard in many markets across the country and led to my first book, Snacks: Adventures in Food, Aisle by Aisle.
I am developing a new show that will bring theater back to radio. Stay tuned!
In no particular order I like traveling the world, Broadway musicals, consorting with race horse persons, cooking for family and friends, reading, fitness, soul searching and wine.
I am a bad hungry person, don't like the cold, and adore my first (or three) cups of coffee in the morning.
When I am not adventuring, I live in Sonoma County, which according to Luther Burbank is "...the chosen spot of all this earth as far as Nature is concerned." And I agree.
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My wife and I are huge Disneyland fans, and in part it’s because of the culture of food – from the nostalgic (Monte Cristo) to the delightful (Dole Whip) to the delicious (Corndog), we always enjoy our time eating in the park. Marcy takes us on a journey that not only demonstrates how integral food was to the idea of Disneyland from Day One, but showcases the insight Walt had about how people ate (and gives us a wonderful glimpse into his own eating habits).
The small curiosities in this book – from hand-written instructions on what to stock in his own pantry, to original menus from his workplace restaurants – alone are worth the price of admission. The trove of never-before-seen photos of early restaurants and people are just icing on the cake. And Marcy tells the story of food with a wit and fondness that make you feel like you were actually there – and make reading an absolute delight. Quotes and anecdotes abound, and there are little factoids that may be new to even the most seasoned Disney nerd. She clearly did her research, and it shows.
It’s a perfect coffee table book – easy to skim, well-organized, great photos, and a high-quality feel. It’s the kind of book you’ll find yourself looking up from time and again to nudge the person next to you with a, “Hey, did you know…” I’ll be ordering plenty of copies as Christmas gifts, and really do recommend it to anyone who loves food, Disneyland, or both. (And the recipes included in the back are surprisingly tasty from what we’ve tried so far!).
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