OK, I’ll admit it. I have a new addiction. I just finished watching the latest season of The Great Food Truck race and I’m hooked! Then they had to go and load previous seasons on Netflix. Can you say binge watching!?!
I’m not exactly sure why, but I have been really enjoying this show. Maybe it’s because it’s part cooking show and part travel adventure, like the Amazing Race. The show starts with numerous teams of three people and each team is given a food truck that has been decorated based on designs the team submitted. The teams travel to a different city each episode, sometimes more than one city and they have cooking challenges along the way. Sometimes they have to cook with a certain ingredient or they have to sell a certain amount of something before they can move to the next location. Each of the trucks has a different food theme/point of view, so this also makes for an interesting show.
In most of the seasons, the folks have never worked in or driven a food truck before, so watching them try to drive and park these monstrosities is amusing! Let’s just say that in one town a city light pole got knocked over and that’s just one example of property damage. As big as the trucks are to drive and park, they are a mighty small kitchen for 3 people! And some of these people can’t even figure out how to get the equipment working.
The host, Tyler Florence, is a chef and restaurateur. He actually has a few restaurants in the Northern California area; Wayfare Tavern (San Francisco), Rotisserie & Wine (Napa), El Paseo (Mill Valley). I find him to be very charming and well, easy on the eyes. Hey a good looking guy that can cook! Sounds like a keeper to me!
Anyway, if you’re a fan of cooking shows I highly recommend this one. It’s a fun watch. As I mentioned earlier, the newest season just wrapped up, but you might be able to find it on OnDemand. This newest season has the contestants travelling along Route 66. This was a pretty cool trip to see! The show is a Food Network production. And don’t forget there are 3 seasons available on Netflix. It’s listed as 21 episodes of one season, but it is actually 3 separate seasons.
Happy binge watching!