Publisher description for Two for the road : our love affair with American food / Jane and Michael Stern.
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Over the last three decades, Jane and Michael Stern have logged
more than three million miles on America"s two-lane highways,
eating some 72,427 meals--and counting--often at the rate of twelve a
day. Roadfood, their best-selling guide to the quirky eateries that lie
beyond the blur of McSomethings, has become a glove-box bible for
chain-weary travelers who want authentic barbecue or homemade pie.
In this laugh-out-loud culinary memoir, the Sterns tell the story
behind their lifelong road trip. Two for the Road offers a front-seat view
of smoke pits with velvet-soft pulled pork on the tables, boardinghouse-
style restaurants whose lazy Susans are filled with fried chicken,
yeast rolls, turnip greens, and coconut custard pie, and cafe;s where
customized mugs for regulars hang on pegboards.
Along the way, the Sterns meet unforgettable characters, endure
meals from the Hall of Infamy, and gradually formulate their own rules
of the road. When you want to find a great restaurant, forget the yellow
pages and the concierge: ask the local cop or barber. Run like hell from
anything called "World Famous." Sure bets: the place with a giant
plastic animal on the roof or pictures of Jesus on the walls.
Each chapter ends with the Stern"s best recipe finds, from white
clam pizza to Elvis"s favorite pound cake.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Cookery -- United States.