Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Feasting on Asphalt Season 2

The American story is an ode to movement. We’ve never been able to stay put which explains the intricate mesh of highways and byways that connects this country to its inner self. Is it any wonder then that our national cuisine evolved at tarmac's edge? Let’s face it. No matter what sophisticated urban chefs create, deep down what we really crave is what the diner, the café, the truck stop can offer. Alas, the modern interstate had rendered our palettes comfortably numb with its rolling miles of paved pabulum. And that is a shame because if we don’t savor the flavor of the road, then our edible heritage will soon become history. So America, it is with a full tank and an empty stomach that I say to you in the words of my forefathers – Let’s Ride.

Alton Brown
Feasting on Asphalt

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