The Truck Food Cookbook

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The Truck Food Cookbook

150 Recipes and Ramblings from America's Best Restaurants on Wheels

By John T. Edge

Workman Publishing, Paperback, 9780761156161, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

It's the best of street food: bold, delicious, surprising, over-the-top goodness to eat on the run. And the best part is now you can make it at home. Obsessively researched by food authority John T. Edge, "The Truck Food Cookbook" delivers 150 recipes from America's best restaurants on wheels, from L.A. and New York to the truck food scenes in Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, and more.John T. Edge shares the recipes, special tips, and techniques. And what a menu-board: Tamarind-Glazed Fried Chicken Drummettes. Kalbi Beef Sliders. Porchetta. The lily-gilding Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger. A whole chapter's worth of tacos Mexican, Korean, Chinese fusion. Plus sweets, from Sweet Potato Cupcakes to an easy-to-make Cheater Soft-Serve Ice Cream. Hundreds of full-color photographs capture the lively street food gestalt and its hip and funky aesthetic, making this both an insider's cookbook and a document of the hottest trend in American food.

About the Author
John T. Edge is a contributing editor at "Gourmet." He also writes for the "New York Times " and the "Oxford American " and appears on the Food Network's "The Secret Life of..." and NPR's weekend "All Things Considered." His work has been featured in the last six "Best Food Writings "annuals, and his books include " A Gracious Plenty "and "Fried Chicken: An American Story. "Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississipi, he is also the columnist for the "Atlanta Journal Constitution's "Saving Southern Food series. Visit his website at

Friday, Jun 8, 2012

Southern food and culture expert John T. Edge sees the food truck craze as a great democratic portrait of America. His new cookbook highlights some of the most creative and cheap food cooked in trucks these days. More at

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