I've very much been enjoying Alton Brown's new Saturday show on the Food Network, FEASTING ON ASPHALT.
Brown spent a month on a cross-country motorcycle trip searching for interesting places to eat...and he certainly found them.
On the show he also spends quite a bit of time dishing out fascinating bits of food history, including info on Fred Harvey's Harvey Houses and foods which originated at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
Brown's four-episode series concludes next weekend. Food Network will be running a marathon of all the shows if you want to catch up.
For more details, visit Alton Brown's website or the Food Network (subject link).
The Christian magazine Guideposts recently ran a very interesting article by Brown. Be sure to check it out if you're a Brown fan. If you're not a Brown fan already, you might become one after reading his essay.
As a postscript, if you want to learn more about Harvey Houses and the "Harvey Girls," you may enjoy THE HARVEY GIRLS: WOMEN WHO OPENED THE WEST by Leslie Poling-Kempes or FRED HARVEY: CREATOR OF WESTERN HOSPITALITY by William Patrick Armstrong, which are both on my shelves. (My interest began, of course, with the movie!)