FROM Marissa Gawel
Roadside attractions from Motor City to the Big Easy Summer is the time for road trips, and in the west that can mean desert highways, teepee motels and giant dinosaur sculptures. But we’re not the only part of the country that boasts the distinctly American tradition of the roadside attraction. Last summer, Journalist Marissa Gawel grabbed her camera, hopped in her car, and took a 3,000 mile drive from Detroit to New Orleans. She stopped along the way to talk to the proprietors of the Monster Mart, the Bonny and Clyde Ambush Museum and the World’s Largest Ball of Paint, and her photos are featured in National Geographic Magazine’s August issue.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.