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September 7th, 2013September 12th, 2014

This week we’re looking at buttermilk with Diane St. Clair, author of The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook, we talk to the duo behind The Perennial Plate about their latest travels in Italy and we look at the changing face of sushi in the states with Trevor Corson, author of The Story of Sushi.

Jane and Michael Stern's Roadfood

This is the place that claims to have originated the submarine sandwich back in 1946 to honor the submarines of World War II. In this shrine to the sub, the memorabilia-covered walls include things like the towel used by Frank Sinatra during his last performance. Go for the yard-long subs, stay for the beautifully muscled boys who make them!


Fresh, brawny bread loaded with beef so falling-apart tender that it seems not to have been sliced but rather hand-pulled.


For quintessential New Orleans-style Blue Plate Specials it has to be Mother's, a cafeteria that's offered great Creole specialties since 1938. Along with classic Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo and Crawfish Etouffee, Mother's Debris Po' Boy is not to be missed. Shreds and morsels of roast beef are bathed in gravy then piled into a French roll to make this succulent specialty. Finish off your meal with Mother's Rice Pudding. Mother's serves breakfast and lunch, but not on Sunday and Monday.


Home of the original French Dip... and a nine cent cup of coffee.