Monday, June 18, 2012

Food Writer John T. Edge Coming to Salt Lake City

 JOHN T. EDGE, award-winning food writer, will be in Salt Lake City on June 26,  11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. across the street from Weller Book Works  (607 Trolley Square). Edge is the author of "The Truck Food Cookbook:150 Recipes and Ramblings from America’s Best Restaurants on Wheels" (Workman; May 2012). It's a country-wide collection of today’s most imaginative dishes from some of the most creative chefs pedaling their wares curbside. Visiting hundreds of restaurants on wheels, John T. has collected their  recipes while interviewing the proprietors, customers, and small business supporters who boosted this trend. 

Think again.  From offerings like Breakfast Waffle Tacos to lunchtime Salmon and Chipotle Fried Pies to dinnertime Taiwanese Fried Chicken, the U.S. has been struck with truck food mania.

Edge will talk about the  Salt Lake City street food scene, including the recent legislation affecting the local food trucks. Several local trucks will be in attendance. The event is hosted by Weller Book Works.

A prolific writer with a discerning palate, John T. Edge guides readers and home cooks through each city and recipe with authority. He has written several books on American food and has been included in the Best American Food Writing every year since 2001. His food writing has garnered two James Beard Awards. In addition to being the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, Edge writes the “United Tastes” column for the New York Times and contributes to Oxford American and Garden & Gun. He was a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered, and a judge on Iron Chef America.

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