This week's Cook the Book specimen, Eat This! 1001 Things to Eat Before You Diet is a little different in that it's not a cookbook. Rather, it's a guide to the best food in the U.S. from coast to coast—from burgers to bakeries and chowders to chili. Jackman chooses his top contenders after consulting experts and his own taste buds, and then places those choices within a compellingly mouthwatering narrative complete with lists and small break-outs called "Quick Bites."
The book is small enough that I'd imagine you could keep it in your car's glove compartment for handy reference wherever you may find yourself in these United States.
As is always the case with our Cook the Book feature, we've got some of these to give away. All you have to do is answer the following question in the comments section below: What's your favorite road-trip-worthy food joint?
We'll choose five (5) winners at random from among the commenters. The usual Serious Eats contest rules apply. Comments will be open until 9 p.m. ET Friday, August 17. The first sampling from Eat This! will follow in a bit.