The River Run
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
On Sale: April 1, 2008
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Cookbooks | Non-Fiction
He'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 America's first
"superhighway" the Mississippi. Starting at the great
river's delta on the Gulf of Mexico and ending up near its
headwaters in Minnesota, Alton and buddies travel the
heartland's byways to scout out the very best of roadside
food--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. Alton's itinerary includes
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.
Grilled Alligator Tail (served simply, with lemon and
butter) is one of the book'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. Paul's
Russian Tea House; and Fried Catfish from a riverside burg
in Illinois. When it comes to America's foodways and
folkways, there's no better tour guide than Alton Brown.
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