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Eat Like Walt, explores the lore of each land, beginning with Main Street, U.S.A., an homage to Walt's childhood home of Marceline, Missouri, to Tomorrowland, set in futuristic 1986, a year Disney would not live long enough to see. Although Disneyland opened in 1955, its culinary history dates back to 1923 when Walt Disney first arrived in Hollywood. Walt was a simple eater yet a big dreamer. By 1934, four years before his first feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, would be released, Mickey Mouse had made him famous enough to have a recipe published in Better Homes & Gardens magazine. Ask fans what Walt's favorite food was and most will say, "Chili." Chili has a cult status at Disneyland. People want to eat what Walt ate, the way he ate, where he ate it.
About the Author
Marcy Carriker Smothers is a noted personality in the Northern California world of food and dining. She does two radio shows--one with the Food Network's Guy Fieri on The Food Guy and Marcy Show and one with Clark Wolf called At the Table. Her love of all things Disney but especially Disneyland inspired her to delve into Walt Disney's world of food. She previously authored Snacks--Adventures in Food Aisle by Aisle.