Carolyn Wyman is the author of seven food books, including "The Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Book," "The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book," "Better Than Homemade," "Spam: A Biography" and "Jell-O: A Biography." Her nationally syndicated Supermarket Sampler column appeared in newspapers across the country for more than 20 years. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Boston Globe. She has discussed the Keebler Elves on NPR’s "Morning Edition," fed her famous "clothes dryer shrimp" dish to comedienne Rosie O’Donnell and once appeared in the National Examiner tabloid sitting in a shopping cart full of groceries (see left). She writes, heats and eats in Philadelphia (the birthplace of our country and Mrs. Paul’s Fish Sticks).