Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Food Across America: Route 66 Day - One

We're driving most of the way across the US starting today ~ Silicon Valley to St. Louis, Missouri via Route 66. Beyond the fun of the road trip, I'm looking forward to focusing on local foods as we go. What's in season in Amarillo, Texas? How about Oklahoma City?

An interesting twist is that I'm a vegan... Easy to do at home ~ not so easy on the road.

As we make our way across the country, I'll post our observations about the food we find here on this blog. So, for day one:

First observation as we headed south of Gilroy was the number of cherry stands. The cherries we see at our local grocery stores are typically from Washington. Where do the California cherries go? Next we noticed the state of the central valley - very dry, reservoirs low, and MANY signs about stopping some pending legislative action related to water rights "Congress-created Dustbowl".

Meals were no problem with a To-Go's hummus/whole wheat wrap for lunch and a FANTASTIC veggie fajita from Los Domingos in Barstow for dinner.

All-in-all it was a good day.

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