America’s amateur cooking competitions can make ”Iron Chef” look like a kindergarten class. Sutherland spent a year following a few culinary dreamers and schemers through the cream of the more than 1,300 contests held annually. She captures the tension of the $50,000 National Beef Cook-Off and the big doughboy of them all, the million-dollar Pillsbury Bake-Off, where an ill-conceived garnish can spell disaster. But those moments are too few, and Sutherland’s writing can get corny (”Yum!” and ”fancy-schmancy” make regular appearances). Still, the overall effect is like a warm Tunnel of Fudge cake.
Cookoff: Recipe Fever in America America's amateur cooking competitions can make ''Iron Chef'' look like a kindergarten class. Sutherland spent a year following a few culinary...Cookoff: Recipe Fever in AmericaNonfictionAmy Sutherland America's amateur cooking competitions can make ''Iron Chef'' look like a kindergarten class. Sutherland spent a year following a few culinary...2003-11-07
Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Amy Sutherland
Posted November 7 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
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