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About the Author

John T. Edge, a five-time James Beard Award nominee, writes the monthly “United Tastes” for The New York Times. His work for Saveur and other magazines has been featured in seven editions of the Best Food Writing compilations. He runs the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi. His last book was Algonquin’s Southern Belly: The Ultimate Food Lover’s Companion to the South. Mr. Edge lives with his wife and son in Oxford, Mississippi.
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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 4/13/12 edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076115616X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761156161
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Truck Food Cookbook:
150 Recipes and Ramblings from America's
Best Restaurants on Wheels

By John T. Edge
Recipes and photography by Angie Mosier
A review by Marty Martindale, Editor, Food site Magazine

This is a very interesting food book on many levels. It is a cookbook, but more, because it demonstrates the many cultural approaches to foods and spices there are. This is also an idea and inspirational book for budding entrepreneurial cook/chef. There is also a lot of good humor, light-hearted philosophies and thoughtful, meaty insertions. We like the "Last seen" squibs. The book also gives a good idea as to how much work owning a food truck takes and glimpses the nitty-gritty of it all, besides the $s, praise and glory.

There are many ways to ride the cilantro and cumin express these days from fries and pies, waffles, sandwiches, tacos, Asian, Mexican, Caribbean, Hawaiian and European. Edge and his staff have done a great job of it.
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The book is great, a lot of info and stories but most of the recipes are "inspire by" .. they are not the real recipes from the truckfood chefs. Thats not what I was hoping for.
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This is a different kind of book covering a different type of food - food served from a truck! There is a lot more than buyers and ice cream on offer and many of these mobile restaurants serve quirky, different high-quality food from an incredibly small kitchen.

To the uninitiated food served from the roadside or marketplace is just grill food such as hot dogs, burgers and "junk food". Through this book perhaps it will change a few perceptions and maybe encourage you to try some truck food for yourself. For the non-American reader there is the chance to savour a bit of U.S. culture, compare it to what might be available in your own country and, of course, reproduce some of these dishes.

The author has been actively criss-crossing the United States of America, eating a lot of "mobile food" along the way and learning what makes these places tick. Sharing 150 different recipes, countless techniques and many hints, the home cook can create some of their own quirky little dishes in the (perhaps) massive space of their home kitchen.

Split into several sections - fries & pies, waffles and their kin, brunch on wheels, unexpected pleasures, sandwich up!, hot dogs (with a bow to burgers), tacopalooza and rolling in sweets - you can straight away get a bit of an idea about the types of food you will encounter. Yet it is likely that you won't guess it all correctly. This is not a travel guide where you think you will be in City X and look what to eat. Instead the location is mostly irrelevant (and since the restaurants are on four or more wheels they could also have moved...).

The dishes speak for themselves, perhaps with a nod to regional tastes and impressions. Each recipe is relatively clear to follow and you are given a lot of background material at the same time.
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Now that I have the information and ingredients, I can experiment on the food side of the project. May even try my hand at cooking some for other people. Been wanting to start some business like catering.....some of these recipes are so simple, but tasty and seem to go a long way. Great information. cjs
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Fans of food cart cuisine have a lot to discover in this book. Other books have toured the various food carts around the country. And some focus on the recipes of a particular cart's chef. But here's a book that brings some very tasty and very different recipes together under one cover.

So, what's the advantage to a street cart cook book, when the food is so easily accessible anyway? Well, one, if you don't live in a big city, your food cart options are pretty small anyway. So this gives you a chance to "sample" food you might otherwise not be able to. Two, this book provides a useful record for an emerging eclectic tradition.

While making the food at home may not be as magical or even as tasty as having it handed to you through a cart window, you certainly get a worthy culinary glimpse. Highly recommended for fans of street cuisine.
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got this from my husband for my birthday. Tons of unique recipes you won't find anywhere else. And if you're like me and like to pick up cooking techniques from different cultures, this is great. I've made some of the most authentic taco-truck tacos at home thanks to this book, and my husband even requested I try the falafel recipe (and my husband never eats anything he can't pronounce as a rule). The roasted red salsa recipe is spot-on for mexican restaurant salsa.

The one thing I will caution is due to the wide variety of cultural recipes you're going to need to buy a ton of weird ingredients that your grocery store may not have. I have made substitutes when necessary, but there's a few recipes that won't hold up unless I'm ordering ingredients from asianfoodgrocer.com or another specialty store.

Also - when I'm cooking I don't like to have to flip back and forth in the book. Many of these recipes will refer you to several different sections of the book (one chapter for the marinade, Another for the sauce, and a third for the assembly and cooking instructions). An example of this - the East LA tacos recipe refers you to four different pages. One page for the tortillas, one for the assembly and chili vinaigrette instructions, another page for the salsa, and a fourth page for the pork. When you get to the page for the pork, it refers you to a fifth page for the marinade. So with all those different mini-recipes you need to complete one meal, your ingredient list is going to be lengthy and you run the risk of getting halfway through a recipe and then finding out you need to marinate something for three hours. I would be more likely to use this more regularly if each recipe was all in one place, but maybe that's just me.
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