Author(s): Ellie Mathews
A woman, a chicken dinner, a million dollars - and a romp through the heartland of America's competitive cooking culture.
When Ellie Mathews entered her Salsa Couscous Chicken in the venerable Pillsbury Bake-Off, she never imagined she'd win the grand prize. Immediately after Alex Trebek announced that her dish had won a million dollars, she was thrown into the limelight. Booked with Oprah and Rosie - even photographed for the "New York Times" in a vest made of ostrich feathers - she instantly became the reigning queen of chickendom.
With a dash of self-deprecating humor and a pinch of biting social commentary, Ellie takes readers on her roller coaster ride to the top of the food chain as the Pillsbury prizewinner. As a cooking contest insider, she goes behind the counter and beyond the aprons and oven mitts to reveal a fascinating slice of Americana.
a"Seattle Post- Intelligencer"
aEnthusiastic and sharp.a
aWith graceful writing, Mathews takes us behind the scenes at the Bake-Off.a
a"Minneapolis Star Tribune"