It's not often you hear fellow diners playing the tuba while you decide between stir fry and baba ghanoush, but this was normal at The Traveler's Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum in Okemos, Michigan. Whether you were an out-of-town musician trying one of the vintage tubas, or a local stopping by for the third time that week, The Traveler's Club offered you more than just great food-it gave you something to look forward to.
For twenty years, The Traveler's Club was Jennifer Byrom's respite for diners and employees alike, where she crafted both her recipes and relationships with care. While its doors are now closed, its spirit lives on. In Tastes and Tales from the Traveler's Club, Jennifer shares the recipes and philosophies that took a tiny hole-in-the-wall on a sleepy street corner to a state-wide treasure. You'll learn how Jennifer makes her famous falafel, the ingredients that should always be in your pantry, and why the "rules" of her recipes are meant to be broken. Above all, you'll see how life was a little brighter-and people were a lot happier-inside the four walls of The Traveler's Club.