“101 Road Tales” by Clement Salvadori (Whitehorse Press, $24.95, 383 pages, www.whitehorsepress.com)
These next guys stole my book. For years I’ve wanted to ride a motorcycle across the country, eating at all the strange, quirky restaurants that dot America.
Alston Brown and his camera crew road from Louisiana to Minnesota stopping and eating and at as many hole-in-the-wall restaurants as humanly possible. Complete with maps, photos and recipes, “Feasting” is a great look at what food was like before McDonald’s.
And you can’t tell me that this wasn’t a death defying adventure. They ate “Koolickles” (huge kosher dills marinated in cherry Kool-Aid), chitlins and mounds of homemade pork cracklins (your cardiologist knows cracklins as deep fried pork skin).
Even Daniel Boone would say “I’d rather kill a bear with only my knife than risk my life eating like you’all jes’ did.”