Saturday, March 6, 2010

500 Places to Eat Before it's Too Late.

I like to listen to the radio while I am working on the house. This afternoon, I stumbled onto the Rick Steve's Travel Show while he was interviewing Jane and Michael Sterns, authors of the above mentioned book.

Like many readers of this blog, the Sterns like to taste local fare when they travel, and not taste the normal chain restaurants. As they said today, one could travel from coast to coast and eat virtually the same meals every day. But Why?

This couple has made a living for thirty years doing something they love, traveling and eating. They have a word for the kind of place they are looking for. They call it, Roadfood.

Everyone likes to get out on the open road once in a while. My wife and I just returned from such a trip. I wish I had bought this book before we left.

Some information on the Sterns taken from their website:
The Sterns have won three James Beard journalism awards for their monthly column in Gourmet magazine, which takes readers to the best restaurants in small towns and cities all around the country. They are weekly contributors to "The Splendid Table" on Public Radio.

(The website looks very helpful, by the way)


Sunni R. said...

What a great interview to catch- I love hearing little gems like that on public radio.

Francis Shivone said...

I agree Sunni, sometimes you turn the radio on at the right time.

RJG said...

I love Roadfood! I've been a member of their forum since 2003, but rarely contribute (under a different moniker).

Their focus is primarily on Americana - diners, BBQ, soul food, stuff like that. It's very informative. Great website.

Funny enough, we ran into Rick Steves at the main train station in Amsterdam in 2004. Very nice person. I used to backpack heavily through Europe in the 1980s and early 90s. His "Europe Through the Backdoor" guide was the gospel on how to do it back then - probably still is.