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Food Trucks

Dispatches and Recipes From the Best Kitchens on Wheels
Shouse, Heather (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Food Trucks
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With food-truck fever sweeping the nation, intrepid journalist Heather Shouse launched a coast-to-coast exploration of street food. In Food Trucks , she gives readers a page-by-page compass for finding the best movable feasts in America. From decades-old pushcarts manned by tradition-towing immigrants to massive, gleaming mobile kitchens run by culinary prodigies, she identifies more than 100 chowhound pit-stops that are the very best of the best. Serving up everything from slow-smoked barbecue ribs to escargot puffs, with virtually every corner of the globe represented in brilliant detail for authentic eats, Food Trucks presents portable and affordable detour-worthy dishes and puts to rest the notion that memorable meals can only be experienced in lofty towers of haute cuisine.nbsp; The secrets behind the vibrant flavors found in Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches , Hungarian paprikash , lacy French crepes , and global mash-ups like Mex-Korean kimchi quesadillas are delivered via more than 45 recipes, contributed by the truck chefs themselves. Behind-the-scenes profiles paint a deeper portrait of the talent behind the trend, offering insight into just what spawned the current mobile-food concept and just what kind of cook chooses the taco-truck life over the traditional brick-and-mortar restauranteur route. Vivid photography delivers tantalizing vignettes of street food life, as it ebbs and flows with the changing demographics from city to city.nbsp; Organized geographically, Food Trucks doubles as a road trip must-have, a travel companion for discovering memorable meals on minimal budgets and a snapshot of a culinary craze just waiting to be devoured.
Authors: Shouse, Heather
Title: Food trucks
dispatches and recipes from the best kitchens on wheels
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: vi, 200 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Heather Shouse ; photography by Leo Gong and Heather Shouse
Notes: Includes index
ISBN: 158008351X
9781580083515
Branch Call Number: 647.9573 S55992f 2011
Subject Headings: International cooking Cooking, American Restaurants United States Vending stands United States Street vendors United States
Topical Term: International cooking
Cooking, American
Restaurants
Vending stands
Street vendors
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With food-truck fever sweeping the nation, intrepid journalist Heather Shouse launched a coast-to-coast exploration of street food. In Food Trucks, she gives readers a page-by-page compass for finding the best movable feasts in America.


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Jul 20, 2011
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a fun book! It contains lots of delicious recipes from the newest trend in eating. Highly recommend!

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