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Blue Plate Specials and Blue Ribbon Chefs: The Heart and Soul of America's Great Roadside Restaurantsby Jane Stern and Michael Stern
Synopses & Reviews
Jane & Michael Stern, the celebrated authors of Roadfood, have packed up their bags and hit the highways once again in search of the tastiest dishes and most fascinating chefs. The result is an amazing journey across America's heartland, with stops along the way for a few down-home meals and delightful desserts at the coziest, friendliest, and busiest diners and roadside cafes, including Snappy Lunch (Mount Airy, NC), Bon Ton Mini Mart (Henderson, KY), Katz's (New York City) and Ma Groover's Pig and Plate (Valdosta, GA).
Complete with incredible recipes like Whoopie Pie Cake, Emmy's Big Buns, Fried Green Tomatoes, Snoot Sauce (i.e. barbecue sauce), and Dagwoodburgers, fascinating chef profiles, and charming photographs, Blue Plate Specials and Blue Ribbon Chefs is the perfect addition to Jane and Michael Stern?s incredible Roadfood collection.
"At once serious, nostalgic, high-spirited, and funny, Jane and Michael Stern have done no less than develop a new form of food writing." Cooks' Magazine
"Jane and Michael Stern have discovered happiness, surprise, and delight in the America they find off the beaten path." US Magazine
"Jane and Michael Stern [are] America's leading authorities on the culinary delights to be found while driving." Newsweek
"American backroads and interstates come to life through the authors; almost Grail-like quest for home-cooked food and restaurants." Publishers Weekly
"As cultural anthropologists, the Sterns have no peers." The New York Times Magazine
"The Sterns are something of a cross between Charles Kuralt and Calvin Trillin." The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Jane and Michael Stern are the best-selling authors of numerous cookbooks and guidebooks, including Roadfood, Goodfood, and Square Meals. Their column appears monthly in Gourmet magazine and their articles have been featured in USA Today, The New Yorker, TV Guide, and The Atlantic Monthly. They can be heard each week on National Public Radio's "The Splendid Table," and their cross-country restaurant finds are chronicled at www.roadfood.com. They live in West Redding, CT.
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