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Feasting on Asphalt: The River Run

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This description may be from another edition of this product. He's on the road again. This time, Alton Brown and his motorcycle-mounted crew are off on a thousand-mile, south-to-north journey that follows America's first "superhighway"--the Mississippi. Starting...

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5 ratings

Great Story, Great Recipes

If you love Alton Brown you'll love this book. It is full of his insight, humor and wit. I watched Feasting on Asphalt and I enjoyed reading this book because it went more in-depth than the show did. I didn't find myself bored reading about things I had seen on the show, because I got to read it from Alton's perspective. Alton is a very adept story teller and I found myself absorbed in the book. Although I can't really classify any of the recipes as being particularly healthy I do love the recipes for Mulate's Homemade Bread Pudding and Nana Deane's Pecan Coconut Pie, among others. If you are looking strictly for a recipe book than this is not your book, but if you are looking for a book that has great recipes in it and has stories that are entertaining that accompany the recipe, or you just like Alton Brown, than this is a great book.

What fun!

I just received this book for my birthday and haven't been able to put it down. His writing style is purely conversational, and most of what is in the book has been dictated into his ipod during the trip. There are some laugh-out-loud lines. If you are at all an Alton fan, this book is a must have. It's also one of those books that you do not have to read from the beginning. I read the chapter from Alton, Illinois first, then the last chapter after which I started at the beginning. It's a great book for people with a short attention span too.

Entertaining, quick read

I really enjoy Alton Brown's work, especially Good Eats. Feasting on Asphalt is a great companion piece to the Feasting on Asphalt television special. Alton has an easy writing style, that is very reminiscent of the way he speaks. There are many recipes in the book, as well.

FOA Review

As usual, this man knows how to grab you from the beginning, suck you in, entertain and educate you all at the same time. His descriptives take you right to the spot at that moment and absorb you. The first time I read it, I read it as a novel, but then I went back and broken it down and included the recipes with each section of the book and the flow was so smooth, so captivating, that you don't realize that this really is a culinary postcard from someone whom you've come to trust. And to balance the entire book, there were places where I laughed out loud - or agreed totally with a scenario from his childhood. To say that I totally enjoyed this book would be a huge understatement. Thanks, AB, well done as usual.


I have been a Good Eats fan for 5+ years and eagerly await the newest AB Book (I own all, even a Food Network Kitchen's book). This book is my favorite! It is part motorcycle diary and part cook book... all with Alton's signature wit and commentary. Makes for a GREAT read (and how often do you say that abt a cook book?!), GET THIS BOOK! (No joke, when I went to buy this book, the person in front of AND behind me was purchasing AB Books! :o)
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