Two for the Road (Hardcover)
Our Love Affair with American Food
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780618329632, 304pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2006
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Hop into the car for hilarious adventures and misadventures as the Sterns search for the definitive barbecue, sandwiches, Indian fry bread, sweet potato pie, and other treasures along America's highways and byways. Eat in a midnight restaurant where a "murderburger" is the specialty, dine in a place whose proprietor is devoted to the memory of Richard Nixon, devour ribs alongside a cook's pet pig, and feast at one of the last of the old-time boarding houses. You'll meet such personalities as America's greatest bull rider (who won't eat clams but downs deep-fried lamb testicles), a waitress who gets her dining tips straight from Jesus, and a pre-reality-show radio homemaker who broadcasts straight from her kitchen.
Join the Sterns at the start of their journey when, fresh out of grad school and with little more than hunger as their guide, they hit the road in search of something to eat. Discover with them a strategy to maximize cafeteria tray capacity (desserts first) and to sniff out a great breakfast in an unfamiliar town. Best of all, savor the delicious potluck banquet of beloved regional fare, unusual eateries, and the unforgettable characters who make up American food.
Praise For Two for the Road: Our Love Affair with American Food…
I love Jane and Michael Stern... they [deserve] a room of their own in the Smithsonian, next to Julia Child's The New York Times Book Review
An effervescent memoir that leaves you craving barbecue, Coca-cola and (maybe) chitlins.