Having appeared over the last 40 years on over 3,000 network affiliate television and radio shows, Jon McClure found station after station requesting him back. Jon is a total food expert who worked in the grocery, seafood, bakery/deli and meat departments of the top national food chains. Later, after teaching radio, TV and communication in college for five years, Jon went on to several cooking schools to refine his food experience.
Jon's first book on food was Meat Eaters are Threatened. His next two book were Stretching Your Meat Dollar and later his most popular book, which featured international cooking Making Ends Meet Cooking, based on his nationally syndicated television series that aired in mid-day news in Birmingham on the ABC affiliate.
While Jon traveled across the country doing radio, TV and newspaper interviews he came to Alabama many times to do 40 TV and radio shows in major markets in Florida, always ending up doing four shows with the Mobile, Alabama CBS affiliate, then flying back to Philadelphia. On on a frightful trip Jon experienced the worst and the best in Alabama as Hurricane Frederic raped the southern part of Alabama and caused what looked like an atomic bomb blast leaving millions of trees, thousands of homes and lives affected, much like the April Tornado outbreak in 2011. Through all of this destruction Jon never forgot how Alabama people showed their true grit.
Jon moved to Alabama in 1983 and wrote his best selling Birmingham's Best Restaurants' Cookbook, appearing as a regular on the "Tom York Show" and later started Mediacom Marketing, a Gregerson's Foods subsidiary, where Jon produced food, home, health, recreation and home builder shows in convention centers across the country and in cities throughout Alabama. This statewide travel over a 20-year period hatched the idea for Alabama's Best Restaurants' Cookbook.
Jon lives on a mountain in Hoover with his bride of almost 50 years and says, "they will have to bury me on this mountain, as I am not ever going to leave this beautiful state we all love."
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ISBN 9781467589086 EAN 9781467589086 Publisher Jon McClure Publications, LLC Publish Date Jan 1, 2014 Copyright Date Jan 1, 2013 Binding Paperback