13th March 2019
Lonely Planet Food Travels has published Around The World in 80 Food Trucks, featuring recipes from chefs on the road including Japan, China, Lebanon and India, priced at £14.99.
In her introduction Commissioning Editor, Christina Webb, writes: In the past 10 years, the culinary landscape of cities all over the world has been transformed by a new kind of street food purveyor: the gourmet food truck. Food trucks first rolled onto the scene in the US around the time of the last global financial crisis. It was an era when chefs were being laid off from traditional bricks-and-mortar restaurants, and, with no job but a lot of talent and ambition, decided to take matters into their own hands. Combined with a growing number of festivals and a trend for pop-up attractions, the market was ripe for entrepreneurial cooks to make their mark in nomadic kitchens.
In the book some of the world’s most creative food truck chefs share their recipes for home cooks. The dishes cover everything from classics and family recipes to fusion concoctions inspired by travel experiences. Home cooks can discover how to cook a raft of crowd-pleasing dishes, from sea bass ceviche and Lebanese msakhan to Indian-inspired paneer poutine and old-fashioned American peach cake. The book also introduces the chefs responsible, who share the stories behind their passion projects, as well as their social media handles so hungry fans can always find out where they park.