Cooking their way across the U.S.A.Jason Wussow, the son of Jan and Roger Wussow of Garfield, left on January 19 for a 20-day cooking extravaganza – with a twist. He is cooking all of the meals on his car.
Jason Wussow, the son of Jan and Roger Wussow of Garfield, left on January 19 for a 20-day cooking extravaganza – with a twist. He is cooking all of the meals on his car.
An article in the November 13, 2009 Echo Press told the story of Wussow, currently a Duluth resident, and his friend, Dan Dresser, who bought a 1989 Toyota Camry and transformed it into a moving oven. At that time, the two set off to Taos, New Mexico, cooking all their meals as they drove, using pans between the engine and the hood of the car, and an aluminum kettle to boil water.
That trip resulted in an 18-minute film about their adventure titled Cooking on the Car.
The duo left from Duluth in January to embark on a 20-day culinary journey across the states. They are headed across North Dakota into Montana, Idaho, Seattle and Portland. They will travel down Highway 101 past the California bay area and then on to Arizona, New Mexico and Texas on their way to New Orleans, Louisiana.
In New Orleans, they will visit and get some tips from a head creole chef before heading back to Duluth. They plan to arrive there between February 5 to 8.
Wussow and Dresser are filming their cooking escapades on this trip, and as of January 25 had amassed 30 hours of film. They eventually plan to produce a pilot of Cooking on the Car and pitch it to the Food Network.
To view the car chefs’ progress, visit the website www.cookingonthecar.com. Their adventures can also be followed on Twitter (www.twitter.com/beanerscentral), Facebook (www.facebook.com, search for Cooking on the Car), YouTube (www.youtube.com/cookingonthecar) and Myspace (www.mysapce.com/yeltzi).