Okay, I’m going to be straight with you. This book is going to make you want to run out of your house and find the nearest food truck. It’s also going to make you want to travel to a food truck hotspot, such as Vancouver or Portland, stat. You’ve been warned.
When I first got this book, I was incredibly excited but also a bit intimated. Would I, a person that is an incredibly picky eater yet also a foodie, (go figure) be able to fall in love with recipes that involved potato chips and pineapple on a hamburger? No need to worry here. This book has recipes for adventurous palates as well as traditional ones. And everything looks so delicious that you’ll want to make everything.
The Eat St. Cookbook features recipes from the best food trucks that have been on the popular Food TV show and collected by James Cunningham, the host. The food trucks are in Canada and the USA. Handily organized into categories like Mobile Snacks, Ultimate Street Sandwiches, and Sweet Wheels, this book is easy to navigate.
There are 125 mouthwatering recipes. Each recipe has a bit of background info about the food truck, where it’s located and a full page photo.
Some of my favourites include: Drunken Shrimp Tacos (Shrimp Pimp Truck), Late Summer Harvest Salad (The Purple Carrot) and the Italian Lollipop (Mangia Mangia Mangia).
Along with the appendix, there is a food truck directly so that you can hunt these food trucks down. Sounds like a plan!
I’m especially excited because I’ll be going to the West Coast the summer, and will be able to visit some of these tucks first hand! Not taking a trip anytime soon? Visit the Good Food Festival this weekend! James Cunningham, host of Eat St. will be live on stage, and a selection of local food trucks will be there.
Eat St. is available in bookstores and online.