With the keys to a Corvette, and a No1 rule to never eat anything bigger than his head, British chef and TV presenter James Martin set off on a coast to coast USA adventure in search on the best American recipes.
“So why America? What can Americans teach us when it comes to food? Sure, everyone thinks of Italy and France – and now Japan – as culinary centres, but America, really? You would be wrong, very wrong, to think that America comes way down the pecking order when it comes to the quality of their food. Forget pretzels and doughnuts, this place has so much more to offer. I set off on my journey to show you how good this place is and it didn’t disappoint.
With a country so vast, it was difficult to know where to start, let alone which route to take. As the team and I sat in the UK looking at a large map of the country, I had several places in mind – some that I had been to before, and some that I had never visited. And if you make the trip following the same rule that I did – never to eat anything
that’s bigger than your head – you will come back only a few pounds heavier than when you left and with a view of their food which will change you forever.”
Here James Martin shares three recipes from his epic American adventure.