David Page (author of Food Americana) spends time with Zibby Owens on the Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books podcast.
While fans of the Food Network may easily recognize Guy Fieri, they actually have journalist David Page to thank for the iconic show, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. After fighting his way into the world of food journalism — and pitching this show on a whim — David is still eating his way across the country with his new book, Food Americana, a collection of stories about how America’s favorite foods came to be.
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The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories behind America’s Favorite Dishes
Food Americana is a riveting ride into every aspect of what we eat and why. From a lobster boat off the coast of Maine to the Memphis in May barbecue competition. From the century-old Russ & Daughters lox and bagels shop in lower Manhattan to the Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival. From a thousand-dollar Chinese meal in San Francisco to birria tacos from a food truck in South Philly. Readers will learn the inside story of how Americans came to form national cuisines from a world of diverse flavors. This insightful book is, overall, engaging and oftentimes extremely humorous.