Alton Brown travels cross country on a motorcycle in search of great American roadside food.
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Alton Brown ...  Himself - Host 14 episodes, 2006-2008
Michael P. Clark ...  Himself 14 episodes, 2006-2008
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Alton Brown travels cross country on a motorcycle in search of great American roadside food.

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Food Network

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USA

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English

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29 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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Feasting on Asphalt 2: The River Run See more »

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Host: [after being interrupted by a loud car] Get a muffler!
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Alton Brown shows us the real American cuisine
20 August 2006 | by KubricksRubeSee all my reviews

Forget McDonald's. McDonald's is to American cuisine what Jurassic Park is to the history of ancient reptiles. Real American cuisine isn't just burgers and hot dogs (although fast food joints like McDonald's have given those fine foods a bad name), American cuisine is about travel, more than anything, and nothing illustrates this better than AB's four-part journey across America, showing us the history of food in this country via the road. Travel, and American people. Many nations have two classes of cuisine, that for the rich, and that for ordinary people. Many times when we think of "French food" or "Japanese food" we are thinking of the kinds of food created for and enjoyed by the upper classes of those countries--elaborately-prepared dishes with expensive ingredients. These are fine, but American cuisine has no counterpart to them, our food has always been for ordinary people, just like everything else in this country. All of our haute cuisine is borrowed from other nations. Our real food is biscuits, hash browns, burgers, barbecue, fry bread, bacon, meatloaf, hot dogs, chili con carne, etc. And so any study of American food has to focus on this, and it has to be on the road, and it has to start in the East and end in the West. And if it happens to be hilarious and surprising, and teach a Southern boy things he didn't know about his own state, then all the better for it. Feasting on Asphalt is all of these things, and should be watched by everybody. Americans should watch it to get a better sense of where they come from and where they're going, and non-Americans should watch it for the same reasons. :-) 10/10


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