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Posted March 8, 2013
Posted June 10, 2012
When I retire, I plan to purchase an excellent GPS system, pack my bags, my 2 Yorkies and my Brittany Spaniel, tank up the car and hit the road in search of the food trucks in this book!!! No aimless rambling through America for me...oh no....I will seek out these food trucks, taste their offerings, and head for the next ones. Someday, I will be standing in line at one of the trucks and this book will come up in a conversation.
John T. Edge has helped me focus on my plans for a life of leisure (about 10 years from now) with his well-written and beautifully photographed truck food cookbook. This book brings the joy of the hunt and discovery of EXCELLENT truck food, the pathways traveled in the process, the lean-back to peruse the menus which can change as often as the location of the truck, the reach-up to plunk down my money on a ledge slightly over my head to pay for my choices, the ballet of balancing the purchase down into my hands, the deep inhale with both eyes and nose before THE BITE!!!
I have a student who wants to be a chef. When I let him look through this book, I had to wrestle it back at the end of the class period.
John T. Edge never fails to make me love the food and culture about which he writes, whether in his columns, Cornbread Nation, or as a judge on Iron Chef America. Like any true Southerner, he knows the importance of food in our culture. I can hear his easy Southern voice when he writes, almost as if his fingers lingered an extra beat or two on the keys in the same cadence of our speech. He is as much a Southern writer as he is a Southern food expert. I can only imagine the food tales around his supper table.
I hope to someday become a part of the Southern Foodways Alliance and meet John. He needs to nestle down with a slice of my Mama Turner's warm prize-winning pound cake--my mama paid for us to have city water put in by selling them when I was about 3 years old.
Posted June 9, 2012
This book is not just a cookbook. It is a road trip, flash mob planner, geo-caching menu planner, and so much more!!! Now all I need to do is retire so I can head to parts of the country with my faithful Yorkies and Brittany Spaniel for some really great food.
One day, I hope to meet John Edge so we can talk over some of my family's favorite dishes. We will start with Mama Turner's pound cake, Mama's collard greens, and my Elvis Pie and pulled pork!
I am a big Edge fan and am working on getting in the Southern Foodways Alliance as soon as I can!!!
I have a student who dreams of becoming a chef. I had to "fight" him to get my cookbook back when I let him check it out!
Thanks for a great book.
Posted August 6, 2013
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