The Columbus Food Truck Cookbook

May 9, 2016


Columbus’ food truck scene keeps rocking and rolling; every spring we see a new wave of trucks hitting the streets, and Columbus diners get to discover new lunch favorites and explore new cuisines. A new cookbook getting released this week, The Columbus Food Truck Cookbook, captures the current moment in Columbus food trucks, and helps you get to know the food truck owners and their stories. Written by Renee Casteel Cook and Tiffany Harelick, the Columbus edition is part of their ongoing Trailer Food Diaries project.


Of course, this is a cookbook, not just a guidebook, so you can get to know your favorite trucks even more by learning recipes from the owners, like corned beef from Catie Randazzo at Challah!, apple fritters from Jimmy Barouxis at Buckeye Donuts, or jerk chicken from James Anderson at Ray Ray’s Hog Pit.


There’s a selection of gorgeous photography, so you’re sure to get hungry reading through the book.


They’ve added a nice local touch by including insights from locals like Andy and Bethia from Columbus Food Adventures, Jim from Brew Adventures, Beth Stallings, most recently editor of Crave, Amy Tillinghast of Experience Columbus, and yours truly.

The book is rounded out with pieces about the Columbus mobile food scene overall and a section at the back with advice from the owners about operating your own food truck.

CFTC Launch Week Info

Tiffany and Renee have a week of events to planned celebrate the launch, with stops at Book Loft, The Commissary, Food Fort, the Clintonville Farmers Market, and Lucky’s Market. Plenty of opportunities to pick up a copy and meet the authors. Keep up with the full schedule through the Facebook event or by visiting

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. Opinions are my own.

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