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 chronicler of distinctively American dishes. Visiting hundreds of restaurant on wheels, John T. has collected the very best recipesand 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.
Edge, John T.
The truck food cookbook
150 recipes and ramblings from America's best restaurants on wheels
New York :, Workman Pub.,, 2012
vii, 294 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,22 x 24 cm
Branch Call Number:
641.5 E232t 2012