The Truck Food Cookbook: 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America's Best Restaurants on Wheels
- 01 May 2012
- 304 pages - 235 x 210mm
Think food carts mean hot dogs and pretzels? Think again. From offerings like Breakfast Waffle Tacos to lunchtime Salmon and Chipotle Fried Pies to dinnertime Taiwanese Fried Chicken, the U.S. has been struck by truck food mania and is fast becoming a country of meals on wheels. Make that restaurants on wheels. What Guy Fieri has done for diners, drive-ins, and dives, John T. Edge’s Truck Food will do for the enormous, evolving street food scene. Young chefs countrywide are foregoing the expense and aggravation of opening landlocked restaurants and turning to trucks, vans, carts, and retired buses to create and sell high-end, reasonably priced dishes that have diners coming back for more, and food critics taking the trend seriously. Both an exuberant celebration of how America eats streetside and a culinary travelogue, Truck Food is the definitive street food cookbook by one of this country’s most respected chroniclers of distinctively American dishes. Visiting hundreds of restaurants on wheels, John T. has collected the very best recipes—and interviewed the proprietors, customers, and small business supporters who helped make the trend happen. Now we can all enjoy Kogi Tacos from Los Angeles. Moroccan Chicken Crepes from Austin and Lemon Crepes from Philadelphia. Sloppy Jerk Sandwiches and Sweet Potato Wraps from Madison, Wisconsin. Coconut Cream Pie from Portland, Oregon and Oatmeal Jammy Cookies from New York City. And we don’t even have to stand in line.
150 tantalizing recipes from the hot street food scene that is sweeping the country—finished dishes sold from trucks, carts, and anything with wheels. Plus the stories behind the chefs and cultures driving it.