Q What can you tell me about Alton Brown on the Food Network?
—Linda Motley, Corvallis, Ore.
Food Network's resident scientist and culinary investigator-turned-biker hits the road again on a quest to find the most interesting food in America in Feasting on Asphalt 2, premiering Aug. 4. "As far as I'm concerned, there's no better way to experience America's best road food than traveling the nation's highways on the back of a bike," says Brown, 45. The Los Angeles native credits his interest in cooking to his mother and grandmother, and says he used his culinary talents "as a way to get dates" in college. He also writes, produces and stars in Good Eats, another Food Network series, and serves as a commentator and food historian on the network's Iron Chef America. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and daughter.