The Cereal Roadtrip: 76-Second Travel Show

Nothing in the world is better than breakfast cereal. A couple months ago I was writing about the Kinks in my daily journal, and the subject led me in a long missive on cereal. Then I stopped to check a few things online, and learned about Dr Caleb Jackson — a very interesting man. A Civil War-era health nut entrepreneur with a crazy-long beard, Jackson — himself quite unhealthy — fretted over American dining habits, and created granūla out of graham flour, a cereal so tough it had to be soaked in milk overnight to get it soft enough to eat. He served it in at his sanitorium in Dansville, New York — later called the Castle on the Hill (it was abandoned in 1972).

I recently went to track down the original recipe (and made a new cereal recipe for Lonely Planet) and create the above video from Cereal Town.

About Robert Reid

Robert Reid is a travel writer (Lonely Planet, New York Times, ESPN), travel expert (Today Show, CNN's Headline News), travel videographer (76-Second Travel Show) and travel artist (don't ask).
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