500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late: And the Very Best Places to Eat Them

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009 - Business & Economics - 452 pages
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What are the all-time best dishes America has to offer, the ones you must taste before they vanish, so delicious they deserve to be a Holy Grail for travelers? Where's the most vibrant Key lime pie in Florida? The most sensational chiles rellenos in New Mexico? The most succulent fried clams on the Eastern Seaboard? The most memorable whoopie pies, gumbos, tacos, cheese steaks, crab feasts? In 500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late, "America's leading authorities on the culinary delights to be found while driving" (Newsweek) return to their favorite subject with a colorful, bursting-at-the-seams life list of America's must-eats.

Illustrated throughout with mouth-watering color photos and road maps, this indispensable guide is organized by region, then by state. Each entry captures the food in luscious detail and gives the lowdown on the café, roadside stand, or street cart where it's served. When "bests" abound?hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, apple pie, doughnuts?the Sterns rank their offerings. Sidebars feature profiles of idiosyncratic creators, recipes, and local attractions.


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If you are an American roadie and you appreciate regional often kitchy food, then you will like this book. It chronicles where to find the best ribs, cannoli, and who serves the greatest fish tacos in Cali. I take this book with me when my husband and I pack the car for a road trip. Read full review

500 things to eat before it's too late and the very best places to eat them

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Since the 1970s, the Sterns have been writing about American regional food in books (e.g., Roadfood), a James Beard Award-winning column in Gourmet magazine, and their web sites, roadfood.com-Christine Bulson, SUNY at Oneonta Lib. Read full review



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JANE and MICHAEL STERN are the authors of the best-selling Roadfood and the acclaimed memoir Two for the Road. They are contributing editors to Gourmet , where they write the James Beard Award-winning column Roadfood," and they appear weekly on NPR's The Splendid Table. Winners of a James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award, the Sterns have also been inducted into the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America.

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