It profiles Philadelphia's most influential chefs and restaurant owners, including Le Bec-Fin's Georges Perrier, and restaurant mogul Stephen Starr. It provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Philadelphia food purveyors, who are responsible for some of the nation's hottest food trends from La Colombe coffee to Metropolitan Bakery's artisanal breads to Jubilee Chocolates.It reviews of more than 230 of the best restaurants in the Philadelphia region, from Center City mainstays Susanna Foo and Morimoto to suburban destinations Alison at Blue Bell and Carmine's Cafe. It includes an easy-to-use index of restaurants by cuisine and neighborhood. April White, managing editor of "Philadelphia" magazine, is well fed. She regularly reports on food, drink, and Philadelphia's restaurant scene for the magazine and authored "The Essential Guide to Eating and Drinking in Philadelphia". Maria Gallagher is a food critic for "Philadelphia" magazine.