Road Sides: An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South (Hardcover)

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An illustrated glovebox essential, Road Sides explores the fundamentals of a well-fed road trip through the American South, from A to Z. There are detours and destinations, accompanied by detailed histories and more than one hundred original illustrations that document how we get where we're going and what to eat and do along the way.Learn the backstory of food-shaped buildings, including the folks behind Hills of Snow, a giant snow cone stand in Smithfield, North Carolina, that resembles the icy treats it sells. Find out how kudzu was used to support a burgeoning highway system, and get to know Edith Edwards--the self-proclaimed Kudzu Queen--who turns the obnoxious vine into delicious teas and jellies. Discover the roots of kitschy roadside attractions, and have lunch with the state-employed mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida.Road Sides is for everyone--the driver in search of supper or superlatives (the biggest, best, and even worst), the person who cannot resist a local plaque or snack and pulls over for every historical marker and road stand, and the kid who just wants to gawk at a peach-shaped water tower.

About the Author

Emily WallaceDurham, North CarolinaBorn and raised in North Carolina, Wallace is the art director and deputy editor for the quarterly journal Southern Cultures and a freelance writer and illustrator. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Oxford American, Southern Living, and other publications.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781477316566
ISBN-10: 1477316566
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2019
Pages: 192
Language: English