Feasting on Asphalt

Season 2 Episode 1

A Strong Brown God

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Aug 04, 2007 on Food Network
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A Strong Brown God
Alton and company arrive at the Gulf of Mexico to begin their trip northward, ready to travel the Mississippi, tasting the best in road food along the way.

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Famous Quotes:

        A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance - Anonymous

        Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind - Seneca

        There may be nothing sadder than people who spend their lives talking about what might have been - Anonymous

        Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing - Helen Keller

        Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted - Albert Einstein

      • Season 2 Mission Statement:

        The American story is an ode to movement. We've never been able to stay put, which explains the intricate mesh of highways and byways that connects this country to its inner self. Is it any wonder then, that our national cuisine evolved at tarmac's edge? Let's face it, no matter what sophisticated urban chefs create, deep down, what we really crave is what the diner, the café, and the truck stop can offer. Alas, the modern interstate has rendered our pallets comfortably numb with its rolling miles of paved pabulum, and that is a shame, because if we don't savor the flavor of the road, then our edible heritage will soon become history. So America, it is with a full tank and an empty stomach, that I say to you in the words of my fore fathers: Lets ride.

      • Places Visited:

        End of the road, and a helicopter tour of where the river meets the Gulf - Venice, LA
        Luzianne Tea - New Orleans, LA
        Mulate's Restaurant - New Orleans, LA
        Big Fisherman - New Orleans, LA
        Kliebert's Alligator and Turtle Farm - Hammond, LA
        B & C Seafood - Vacherie, LA
        Bailey's Andouille and Produce - Laplace, LA

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      • A Strong Brown God

        The title of this episode is an allusion to the book The Strong Brown God: The Story of the Niger River, written by Sanche De Gramont.