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Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Julie Festa for a discussion and signing of her new book, Nashville Food Trucks: Stories & Recipes from the Road. The evening will feature free samples of dishes from Nashville food trucks, including Biscuit Love Truck, The Rolling Feast, and more!
In recent years, Music City's star-studded arts scene has evolved to include an unforgettable culinary cast. According to Julie Festa, "The Nashville food truck scene has been around for a lot longer than most people realize." Nashville Food Trucks savors the flavorful ingredients and stories that make up this burgeoning food truck community -- all the while revealing how street food is truly a part of what TIME Magazine calls "an idiosyncratic gastronomic culture that knows how to be comforting, creative, and curious, regional yet cosmopolitan."
Tour historically mouth-watering Nashville food trucks and meet the dedicated entrepreneurs responsible for this booming business and whose journeys have become an essential part of the locavore community. Festa samples everything from hot, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches at the Grilled Cheeserie, to Biscuit Love Truck's specialty Redneck Raman, to fried cornmeal crepes at the cleverly dubbed Crepe A Diem. Nashville Food Trucks features over thirty food trucks and their owners, along with favorite recipes to try at home.
Julie Festa is Nashville’s premiere food truck blogger, having created and run NashvilleFoodTruckJunkie.com since 2012. She keeps up with the trucks’ locations and reviews them to help middle Tennesseans enjoy the best possible food truck experience. From organizing food truck schedules on the blog to scheduling trucks to serve on the corporate properties she helps to manage or inviting trucks to participate in local animal awareness/activist events such as Nashville’s Pittie Fest, Julie has incorporated her love of food trucks into every aspect of her life. She also is a huge hockey fan and sponsors a local hockey podcast to help get hockey fans to the food trucks pre- and post games. Having lived in Nashville for a third of her life, Julie absolutely loves the city and wants to share all that it has to offer, especially the mobile food culture.