History of the Food Truck (links)…

Since I love the concept of food trucks, I decided to dedicate a blog entry to the history of them, even though it was only last year that I went to my first one. I was at Metrocon last year in Tampa, Florida, and it was surprisingly un-vegetarian-friendly. Thank goodness for the Renny’s Oki Doki food truck which had a vegetarian/gluten free option–wonderful, and delicious, life-saver on the foodie front! (http://www.rennysokidoki.com)

I came across this article on the history of American food trucks when I was fact-checking a manuscript for a client (verifying the history of the food truck, who had a cameo in the book). Thought it was neat, but, again, I’m a big history nerd, so in honor of the food truck [which has continued to be under attack where I live, Sarasota, Florida, by the rich, conservative types that inhabit (*cough* control) places like Siesta Key and downtown].

Here’s some links to articles, etc., about the origins of the food truck phenomenon:

From the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/magazine/who-made-that-food-truck.html?_r=0

From Smithsonian Magazine (love this mag!):

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-america-became-a-food-truck-nation-99979799/?no-ist

Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/quora/where-did-the-modern-us-f_b_1829587.html

Video from History Channel’s “Modern Marvels”:

http://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels/videos/history-of-food-trucks

The quick version…a timeline on “timetoast”:

http://www.timetoast.com/timelines/the-history-of-food-trucks

Wikipedia’s take on food truck origins:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_truck

 

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Author: The Chaos Realm

Copy Editor/Proofreader, Historian, Freelance Writer, Virtual Assistant.

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