From left: Brothers and Boyardee co-founders Paul, Hector and Mario Boiardi, pictured with company secretary Carl Columbi at Boyardee headquarters in Milton, Pa.
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May 17, 2011 Unlike the friendly but fictional food faces of Betty Crocker, Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben, Chef Boyardee — that jovial, mustachioed Italian chef — is real. His great-niece, Anna Boiardi, shares family recipes and stories in her new book, Delicious Memories.
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December 20, 2005 Ted Allen is best known for his role as the food-and-wine specialist on the television show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. But he is also a journalist and author. The Food You Want to Eat is Allen's current cookbook.
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