Though the west was won years and years ago, the pioneer spirit lives on in Salt Lake City. The local food scene is ripe with opportunity and alive with food entrepreneurs with ideas that many thought would never take off in Salt Lake City let alone fly. SLC's brand nationwide is better summed up by the Golden Spike connecting the Transcontinental Railroad than culinary adventure that now lines the emerging urban food scene connecting the mavens with fodder for hype. The western myth of the cowboy riding into the sunset is alive and well here, only now the cowboy is a chef and the opportunity formerly found in the elusive sunset is found on Main Street and State Street and all the neighborhoods clamoring for an identity all their own. This is the Salt Lake City food scene, a group of foodies leading the charge for a renewed city serving everything from bone marrow to tumbleweed, foraging for mushrooms and new ideas to elevate a city and culture. With 80 recipes for the home cook from the area's most celebrated eateries and showcasing over 200 full-color photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, Salt Lake City Chef's Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook for both tourists and residents alike.