If you think that people are finally getting sick of waiting three hours in line to get their tacos and grilled cheeses cooked from an automobile, think again.
The Food Network is serving food trucks hot off the grill in their new reality cooking competition series, The Great Food Truck Race. The Tyler Florence-hosted show will feature seven food trucks as they compete in challenges across the country, vying for business and cooking prowess. The trucks’ culinary offerings range from the zesty Ragin’ Cajun to the romantic Crepes Bonaparte.
We’re personally rooting for the truck with the most adorable moniker — the Nom Nom Truck. Founded by UCLA grads Vietnamese American Jennifer Green and Chinese-Dutch American Misa Chien, and managed by Asian American David Kien, Nom Nom Truck serves up fresh and tasty Vietnamese sandwiches (banh mi) and tacos. Vietnamese sandwiches have long been a hidden gem of L.A. and it’s time the whole country knew about it!
The trucks’ journey starts in San Diego and ends in New York, with one truck eliminated each week and the winner walking away with the $50,000 grand prize.
Get your salivary glands ready as the show premieres tonight, Sunday, August 15, at 10 pm.