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Interview: Michael Stern of Roadfood

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Jane and Michael Stern coined the phrase "Roadfood" over 30 years ago to describe ”...great regional meals along highways, in small towns, and in city neighborhoods. It is non-franchised, sleeves-up food...", or as they put it so succinctly at a recent roundtable, Roadfood is food “that is true to itself and true to its location.” With three James Beard journalism awards for their monthly Gourmet magazine atricles, a series of successful books under their belts and an almost cult-like following on the web, the Sterns have also become regulars on "The Splendid Table" on NPR.

Michael Stern took some time out last weekend from the New Orleans Roadfood Festival to talk to LAist about Los Angeles Roadfood, greasy eats, and one of his favorite guilty pleasures. The Stern’s next book is titled500 Things to Eat Before it’s Too Late: And the Very Best Places to Eat Them. We’ll all have to wait to find out which Los Angeles taquerias made the cut.

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