|Casey's Pizza Truck, San Fracisco, image courtesy of Bay Zest|
|Pig Out, Miami, image courtesy of Phil Pessar|
|Ozark Mountain Biscuit, Columbia, Mo|
|the old school - "Roach Coach", image courtsey of mobilefoodnews.com|
So here's the REALLY exciting news, Jon Favreau has written, directed, and is starring in a upcoming film, to be released in May. "Chef is the story of Carl Casper, who loses his chef job and cooks up a FOOD TRUCK business in hopes of reestablishing his artistic promise and family." It stars a fairly heaving hitting cast. And, in true food truck form, you'll have to follow the film on twitter to get the latest news!
|Chef the Film|
|photo by Jon Favreau via whosay|
|instruction from Chef Roi Choi - food truck MASTER! photo by Jon Favreau|
|image courtesy of Goop.com|
Choi grew up in LA, and went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) . He gained experience as a chef at Le Bernardin in New York City, Embassy Suites in Lake Tahoe, The Beverly Hilton and the Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen in Los Angeles.
The original food truck came on the scene in the mid 1800's. Better known as a Chuck Wagon, it was a necessity on long cattle drives. Rancher, and cattleman, Charles Goodnight is credited with the first chuck wagon.
Let's not forget that The Food Network is ALSO in on the action, and is now in their fourth season of The Great Food Truck Race, hosted by Tyler Florence. It starts with eight teams, and..."Each week, the teams will roll into a new city and spend a frantic weekend cooking and selling, scheming and strategizing. The last team standing wins $50,000 and their food truck — a business that will change their lives forever."
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Now go get your lunch from a truck!