A Fork on the Road: 400 Cities/One Stomach [NOOK Book]

Overview

Join Mark DeCarlo on a journey to places like the French Quarter of New Orleans, a lush Maui resort, and a legendary diner on the outskirts of Nashville. From the obvious and beloved Buffalo wings to the lesser-known and, well, bizarre Rocky Mountain oysters (buffalo testicles), Mark takes us on a rollicking tour of the people and places behind America's greatest food inventions.

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A Fork on the Road: 400 Cities/One Stomach

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Overview

Join Mark DeCarlo on a journey to places like the French Quarter of New Orleans, a lush Maui resort, and a legendary diner on the outskirts of Nashville. From the obvious and beloved Buffalo wings to the lesser-known and, well, bizarre Rocky Mountain oysters (buffalo testicles), Mark takes us on a rollicking tour of the people and places behind America's greatest food inventions.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Mark DeCarlo is a Groucho Marx for the '90's."—PEOPLE magazine "A delicious sundae of wit, charm and recipes. . . .a guide to an epicurean America that is quickly vanishing."—Mark L. Walberg, Antiques Roadshow "I love to laugh, I love to eat—I'm Italian, what can I say. Mark DeCarlo's book is the perfect recipe for those who like to do both, even if you're NOT Italian. I loved it!" —Joe Mantegna, Tony Award–winning actor, producer, writer, and director
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762766611
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,227,665
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Mark DeCarlo

Mark DeCarlo is an actor, comedian, tv show and radio host, and voiceover artist. He is also known as the voice of Hugh Neutron (Jimmy's dad) on Nickelodeon's hit series, JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS. Mark also has regular guest spots on a variety of radio stations across the country—most notably in his hometown of Chicago on WGN Radio every Friday afternoon with comedic food/travel segments. He hosted four seasons of the popular TV show TASTE OF AMERICA (2005-2008), as well as THE X SHOW, SUNDAY DINNER, and the FOX dating show, STUDS. His live show with chef Emeril Lagasse is currently running in Atlantic City, with plans to move it to Casear's Palace, Las Vegas, in Spring 2010. As an actor, he's appeared on shows such as SEINFELD and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, and starred in films such as MOBSTERS AND MORMONS. He currently has several projects in development, include a new series for the TRAVEL CHANNEL as well as a series of specials for the network. He also guest-hosts a travel radio show every Friday on Chicago's Steve Cochran Show on WGN Chicago (www.wgnam.com). More information on Mark and his work can be found at his website, www.markdecarlo.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Cooking People vi

Chapter 1 Rules of the Road 1

Chapter 2 Coast to Coast 19

Chapter 3 The Avocado's Name is Kevin 35

Chapter 4 Fruitcake Monks 54

Chapter 5 Wings of Addiction 70

Chapter 6 It's a Man's World 82

Chapter 7 Awful Tasty 103

Chapter 8 The Idea of Pickles 119

Chapter 9 Jazz Fest 133

Chapter 10 Bachelor Party BOOFTAR 159

Chapter 11 Meat Heads 176

Chapter 12 Tell 'Em I Sent Ya 194

Chapter 13 TDW 221

Chapter 14 Heading Home 239

Acknowledgments 270

Index 272

About the Author 278

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