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Program 309: Winter Road Food; The Amazing Race; Open Phones: Holiday Travels

Release Date: 12-08-2012


To keep you well-fed while traveling around the holidays, American Road Food experts Jane and Michael Stern recommend over-the-top dining venues for sharing a family meal. Also, Rick checks in with Phil Keoghan, the host of TV's "The Amazing Race," as it wraps up another season, racing around the world, and we'll hear how people enjoy Christmas away from home on vacation in Switzerland, Venice, Bavaria, and in Prague.


  • Jane and Michael Stern, authors of  "Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 700 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More" (7th edition, published by Broadway Books), and “500 Things to Eat Before Its Too Late”  (Houghton Mifflin), and "The Lexicon of Real American Food" (Lyons Press)
  • Phil Keoghan, host of CBS-TV's "The Amazing Race" and of "No Opportunity Wasted" (Discovery Networks), and co-author of the book "No Opportunity Wasted" (Rodale Press)
  • Katerina Svobodova, tour guide based in Prague

Related Links

  • The Sterns have an interactive website at where you can design road food themed trip itineraries, and add your own road food recommendations.
  • Their classic guide to more than 700 road food establishments around the USA is called "Road Food," and is in its 7th edition.
  • The CBS website for "The Amazing Race" includes video of the show.
  • Phil Keoghan also hosts an adventure program that aired on Discovery Networks called "No Opportunity Wasted." The NOW website includes Phil's bio and "life lists," and a link to his book.
  • Wikipedia gives detailed information about the history of "The Amazing Race," and how the game works.  It also includes a list of other countries who produce their own versions of the show, and their monetary prizes for first place finishers.
  • A British website has photos and maps of Christmas markets in Germany.  
  • Katerina Svobodova’s website includes contact information for guided walking tours of Prague.