Program 376: Midwestern Road Food; A European Education; Travel Serendipity

Release Date: 08-23-2014


Road Food experts Jane and Michael Stern share their favorite comfort food discoveries, including sour cream raisin pie, from road trips across the Midwest. Our panel of European moms returns from France, Sweden and Slovenia to explain how education policies are changing where they live. Also, listeners share fond memories of their travels.


  • Jane Stern and Michael Stern, authors of "Roadfood" (9th edition published by Clarkson Potter)
  • Ylva da Silva, tour guide based in Stockholm
  • Tina Hiti, tour guide based at Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Julie Sonveau, tour guide based in rural Burgundy, France

Related Links

  • Jane and Michael Stern have updated their Roadfood directory. The 9th edition of the Roadfood "coast-to-coast guide to 900 of the best barbecue joints, lobster shacks, ice cream parlors, highway diners, etc," is published by Clarkson Potter.
  • You can taste mettwurst at Cincinnati's Oktoberfest in September on six blocks of Fifth Street downtown.  The festivities include German games and the "running of the weiners."
  • Sour cream raisin pie is a specialty at Lange's Cafe and Bakery in Pipestone, Minnesota.
  • The Global Greeter Network is an informal association of volunteer greeters and guides in different cities around the world, especially in France.  Paris Greeters has its own website where you can request a match with a greeter at .
  • Deutsche Welle describes the history of the German war cemetery at La Cambe, France as a symbol of reconciliation.

Program Extras

More about education - A caller from Santa Ynez, California, asks our panel of mothers from Europe if their schools use a similar approach to the standardized "common core" curriculum that is being implemented in parts of the U.S. (runs 2:32)