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Feasting on Asphalt: The River Runby Alton Brown
Synopses & Reviews
Heand#8217;s on the road again. This time, Alton Brown and his motorcycle-mounted crew are off on a thousand-mile, south-to-north journey that follows Americaand#8217;s first and#147;superhighwayand#8221;and#151;the Mississippi. Starting at the great riverand#8217;s delta on the Gulf of Mexico and ending up near its headwaters in Minnesota, Alton and buddies travel the heartlandand#8217;s byways to scout out the very best of roadside foodand#151;and to get to know the people who spend their lives preparing and serving it.
A companion to the six-part Food Network series airing in fall 2007, Feasting on Asphalt: The River Run is a travel diary, photo journal, and, of course, cookbook. Altonand#8217;s itinerary includes big-city eateries and small-town chat and#8217;nand#8217; chews, as well as markets, inns, ice cream parlors, museums, barbecue jointsand#151;and even an alligator farm.
Louisiana-style Grilled Alligator Tail (served simply, with lemon and butter) is one of the bookand#8217;s forty original road-food recipes. Others include Pecan-Coconut Pie from an Arkansan roadside restaurant; BBQ Pork Ribs in Mississippi that Brown eats over pancakes; Vegetable Borscht from St. Pauland#8217;s Russian Tea House; and Fried Catfish from a riverside burg in Illinois. When it comes to Americaand#8217;s foodways and folkways, thereand#8217;s no better tour guide than Alton Brown.
Brown and his motorcycle-mounted crew are off on a thousand-mile, south-to-north journey that follows America's first superhighway--the Mississippi River. A companion to the Food Network series, this book is part travel diary, photo journal, and, of course, cookbook.
This companion to the six-part Food Network series--travel diary, photo journal, and cookbook--covers big-city eateries and small-town chat n' chews, as well as markets, inns, ice cream parlors, museums, barbecue joints, and even an alligator farm.
About the Author
Alton Brown is the writer, director, and host of the Food Network show Good Eats, which won a 2007 Peabody Award, and is the resident food historian, scientist, and color commentator of the networkand#8217;s Iron Chef America series. In 2004, his book Iand#8217;m Just Here For the Food won the James Beard Award for Best Cookbook in the Reference category. A regular contributor to Bon Appand#233;tit and Menand#8217;s Journal magazines, Brown lives in the southern United States with his wife and daughter.
Jean-Claude Dhien was trained as a chef in Europe and now works as a photographer. He accompanied Alton Brown on his first Feasting on Asphalt series in 2006.
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