Food On the Go

Do you have a favorite recipe that is enjoyed by all you know? Do you like to travel? Why not combine these two loves of you life and make a career out of it - drive a food truck. Serve creative dishes with these titles from our digital collections.

Start Your Own Food Truck Business by Rich Mintzer

Review provided by Hoopla

Start Your Own Food Truck Business and Satisfy Your Hunger for Success! At over a billion dollars, the mobile food industry is enjoying more publicity and notoriety than ever before. Catering to a new generation of foodies looking for quick and unique specialties, the mobile food business is booming with new opportunities for eager entrepreneurs like you. From gourmet food to all-American basics and hot dog wagons to bustaurants, our experts give you the delicious details behind starting and running a successful mobile food business. This guide covers: • Six of the hottest mobile food options: food carts, concession trailers, kiosks, standard and gourmet trucks, mobile catering, and bustaurants • Identifying the perfect foodie niche and customer base • Creating menu items that save time, money, and space in the kitchen • Finding a profitable location, time and time again • Attracting new and loyal customers with social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter • Managing daily operations, costs, and setting prices • Licenses, codes, regulations, parking, and other considerations • Plus, gain recipes, shopping lists, favorite equipment buys and more from practicing food truck entrepreneurs. From choosing a vehicle to franchising and everything in between, learn what you need to know to get your business moving toward success!

Food Truck Road Trip—A Cookbook by Kim Pham

Review provided by OverDrive

Authentic Food Recipes From the Best Food Trucks Across the Country, Kim, Phil and Terri traveled from state to state, visiting the best food trucks out there to get the incredible and authentic recipes that make their trucks some of the most popular in the country. This book includes delicious recipes for everything from sandwiches, soups and chilies to vegetarian dishes, classics with a twist and desserts—all straight from the cooks themselves. With the country's food truck favorites made accessible in your own kitchen, you'll deliver incredible and unique food at home you'd have to travel across the country to try.

The Truck Food Cookbook by John T. Edge

Review provided by Hoopla

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.

Nashville Food Trucks by Julie Festa

Review provided by Hoopla

Nashville's best eats have been brought to the streets The city's booming food truck trend is part of what makes central Tennessee a culinary destination and a hub for all things food. These mobile menus have earned foodie favoritism and serve up more than just the good ol' southern comfort stuff. Folks are lining up for a wide array of gourmet grub inspired by all kinds of different cuisines and tastes. Local trucks have been featured on the Cooking Channel's "Eat Street "and "Unique Eats," and Nashville is home to major annual food truck events, like the Nashville Street Food Awards and Musician's Corner. Dig in to these palatable pages with award-winning NashvilleFoodTruckJunkie.com blogger, Julie Festa, who dishes out the details about the city's rolling eateries and the chefs and inspired recipes behind them.

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