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