Federal Money Goes Toward Maryland's "Top Chefs" Documentary - (MD) $25,000

Most Americans have heard of the popular reality television series "Top Chef." The show, however, has new competition thanks to federal funding. A $25,000 federal grant will pay for part of a "one-hour documentary film focusing on Maryland's top chefs and farmers and will use their restaurants and farms to demonstrate changes in the food economy." Additionally, the project will "develop a companion website, with program information, recipes from participating restaurants, [an] online survey of consumer awareness and attitude, and links to useful sites such as Maryland's Best." Unfortunately, it appears taxpayers were left holding the check for this feast.
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