America the Edible: A Hungry History, from Sea to Dining Sea (Paperback)

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If I could trade jobs with anyone in the entire world, past or present, it would likely be Adam Richman. Enjoyable even if you're not familiar with his mind-bending gastronomic abilities (see Travel Channel's Man vs. Food series,) this is the kind of book that makes your stomach growl between chapters.

— From Andrew


Get ready to devour America. Adam Richman, the exuberant host of Travel Channel's Man v. Food and Man v. Food Nation, has made it his business to root out unique dining experiences from coast to coast. Now, he zeroes in on some of his top-favorite cities--from Portland, Maine, to Savannah, Georgia--to share his uproariously entertaining food travel stories, top finds, and some invaluable (and hilarious) cautionary tales. America the Edible also tells the story behind the menu, revealing the little-known reason why San Francisco's sourdough bread couldn't exist without San Francisco's fog; why Cleveland just might have some of the country's best Asian cuisine; and how to eat like a native on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Unflaggingly funny, curious, and, of course, hungry, Richman captures the spectacular melting pot of American cuisine as only a true foodie and insatiable storyteller can.

About the Author

Adam Richman earned his master's degree from Yale University School of Drama and has appeared in episodes of Guiding Light, Law & Order, and All My Children. While traveling the country for regional theater roles, he worked many eclectic and far-flung restaurant jobs. Richman won the CableFAX award for Best Host: Food in 2009 and 2010 and was named one of Yahoo's Most Fascinating People, 2009. A New Yorker by birth, he now lives in Brooklyn.

Praise For…

"Richman’s genuine, contagious enthusiasm for food keeps America the Edible enjoyable. His descriptions of favorite dishes are tantalizing, detailed, and accessible. He’s more prone to visiting a standout hot-dog joint than an haute-cuisine spot, making the book useful for travelers, with even more utility provided by sidebars on how to tell an authentic eatery from a tourist trap." —The Onion’s AV Club

Product Details
ISBN: 9781609611811
ISBN-10: 1609611810
Publisher: Rodale Books
Publication Date: September 27th, 2011
Pages: 272
Language: English