All about Roadfood

Roadfood is created by and for people who love to eat, cook and travel, and debate where the best pancakes are.

The mission 

Roadfood’s mission is to help you find excellent meals as you travel along highways, small towns and big cities.  Additionally, Roadfood restaurants are almost always casual and affordable. These eateries are diners, small-town cafes, seaside shacks, drive-ins, barbecues, and bake shops. The best of them are colorful places enjoyed by locals and savvy travelers.

Similarly, our intention that Roadfood lead the way to great local flavor, the best dishes that are the highlight of any road trip.


History

First, Roadfood was published as a guidebook in 1977 by Jane and Michael Stern, and is now celebrating its 10th edition. Next, Roadfood.com was created to expand the mission of sharing memorable local eateries along highways and back roads. This new website strives to be a great resource on any device, and a place where a community of food lovers from all over the country share road-trip reports, delicious food photos, and opinions on all things culinary.


About Jane & Michael Stern

Jane and Michael Stern have been trusted, trailblazing guides for over 40 years. After meeting at Yale, where they came to study art, they began a collaboration that has yielded over forty books.

Additionally, Jane and Michael Stern drive around America looking for good food.  Likewise, the creators of Roadfood, have worked to both preserve and celebrate regional American dishes from coast-to-coast.

Finally, The Sterns have won three James Beard journalism awards for their monthly column in Gourmet magazine.  This magazine took readers to the best restaurants in small towns and cities all around the country. 


Jane’s Diary

Gourmet Articles

Jane Stern tells the stories behind the story of Roadfood life: the joys and heartaches (and heartburns) of eating 12 meals a day, including between-meals encounters with America in the raw. Above all, The Sterns’ lifelong road trip is here told in vignettes that show the funny, scary, exhilarating, and ultimately delicious experiences in store for adventurous eaters.

See Them Here

From 1997 to 2009, when Gourmet Magazine ceased publication, Jane and Michael Stern traveled America writing a monthly column. Their reports earned them three James Beard Journalism Awards. Here is a complete collection of those columns.

See Them Here


Smithsonian : The Jane and Michael Stern Collection

In 2016, the Sterns donated a number of culinary artifacts to the Smithsonian Museum.  Also, these artifacts have since been grouped together in what is now called the “Jane and Michael Stern Collection.”  You can find their exhibit page here, and read more about their induction here.


ROADFOOD, 10TH EDITION – Now Available

Most importantly, road warriors and armchair epicures have the fortieth-anniversary edition of Roadfood.  Additionally, it is an indispensable guide to more than 1,000 of America’s best local eateries.

“The bible for motorists seeking mouthwatering barbecue or homemade pie.” – USA Today

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

 

 


ROADFOOD IN THE NEWS

 

The 8 Best Seafood Spots in New England

The 8 Best Seafood Spots in New England

13 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Weekends

13 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Weekends

Second Annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend

Second Annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend

 

Jane and Michael Stern, The Art of Nonfiction No. 8

Jane and Michael Stern, The Art of Nonfiction No. 8

50 Foods, 50 States: The Must-Eat Roadfoods Across America

50 Foods, 50 States: The Must-Eat Roadfoods Across America

The Ultimate Guide to Road Trip Food Strategy

The Ultimate Guide to Road Trip Food Strategy

Parade Magazine

What America Eats: Thanksgiving Recipes Across the U.S.A.

downeast.com

The Definitive Oral History of the Lobster Roll

 


CONTACT US

 

We’re hungry for more! Please feel free to drop us a line anytime.  We love to hear your suggestions, comments and/or questions!

Here is who to contact for what:

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[email protected] – email us here with any questions or comments regarding setting up an interview, commissioning an article, or arranging speaking requests, etc.

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