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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mark your calendars for a cheesesteak fix

This just in from the Reading Terminal Market.


A special Father's Day Weekend Edition of Taste of Philly Food Tour Focuses on Cheesesteaks

PHILADELPHIA -- Cheesesteaks will be the focus of a special Taste of Philly Food Tour at the Reading Terminal Market Father' Day weekend.
The 75-minute, Market-based walking tour will be led by the author of Great Philly Cheesesteak Book" ( Running Press, $15.95) and will cover the history and culture of Reading Terminal Market and of the cheesesteak and include small tastings of several cheesesteaks or cheesesteak variations sold in the market.
Tourgoers will learn how the cheesesteak's inventor helped it gain national renown, participate in an in-depth discussion of the cheesesteak's meat bread and cheese ingredients.
The tour leaves from the Market Information Desk at 12th and Filbert streets at 10 a.m. Sat., June 19, by advanced reservation. The tour costs $15.95 and can be booked by itself or along with an authographed copy of " The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book." Tour guide/author Carolyn Wyman will sign books at The Cookbook Stall in the Market following the tour (from noon to 2 p.m.).

For more information or to make a pre-paid reservation (required) for this or any other Taste of Philly Food Tour, call 215-545-8007 or visit To reserve an autographed copy of “The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book” (recommended), call The Cookbook Stall in the Market at 215-923-3170 or visit


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