A great new cook book celebrating the best of Northern Street Food.
The eagerly anticipated Street Food Cook Book was released on November 30, featuring a compilation of recipes and stories from some of the North’s finest street food specialists, artisan traders and vendors, including Leeds’ favourite wood fired pizza steam engine Pizza Loco.
Italian on the bottom and Yorkshire on the top – that’s how Oliver Reynolds describes his Pizza Loco pizzas. Oliver’s business partner Paul Bulmer custom-built the crowd-pleasing street food trailer, it was only once the oven was installed and they started firing it up with wood that they recognised the similarity to shovelling coal into the furnace at the back of a steam train. With this nostalgic idea in his mind, Paul set about remodelling the trailer into a jaw-dropping steam engine which chugs along to many food markets around the North as well as weddings, parties and events.
The Street Food Cook Book features the recipes for Pizza Loco’s popular dishes – Pancetta, Pickled Damsons & Creamy Goats Curd Pizza and Shredded Duck with Herb-infused Honey, Balsamic Figs & Brie Pizza.
“It’s a real buzz having Pizza Loco featured in The Street Food Cook Book. You can’t be at every food market, so it’s great that there’s a selection of recipes hand crafted by experienced Northern street traders available to have around the house.” exclaimed founder of Pizza Loco, Oliver Reynolds.
The 128 page full colour book features recipes from a few other well-known places such as smokehouse Smokin’ Blues, burrito bar Street Food Chef and Buddha Belly which specialises in Thai street food and was the brainchild of MasterChef 2012 contestant Sai.
“After winning multiple awards for our food in 2014, we can’t think of a better way to finish 2015 than being featured in this innovative cookbook. We are so proud to be a part of this exciting and diverse celebration of the best street food recipes!” she said.
This book showcases ambitious and passionate foodies who have brought local ingredients and top-quality cooking to the streets, creating amazing flavour combinations in front of our eyes and dishing them up at affordable prices. Food lovers are spoilt for choice by the numerous exotic food traders and vendors that the North has to offer in areas including Nottingham, Lincolnshire, Sheffield, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Darlington and Sunderland.
Among the venues featured are Street Food Chef who received five awards from Eat Sheffield as well as a runners up award in the Observer Food Awards in 2014, Buddha Belly who were Winners of the Central Heat for The British Street Food Awards 2014 and Magpie Café whose famous fish and chips are so loved by the country that they’ve ventured into the street food trend. You will also see contributions from The Hog Stop, Ginger Bakers, Fancy an Indian and many, many more – readers will be sure to spot one or two of their favourites, as well as find a few new haunts.
Hot or cold, quick-cooked or slow simmered, wrapped or rolled, sweet or savoury, this book contains a carefully selected collection of diverse recipes achievable by all home cooks, from Kitsch’n Crepe Co.’s strawberry sundae crepes to The Hog Stop’s roast pork & porchetta sauce, Boston Shaker’s espresso martini, Pizza Loco’s shredded duck with herb-infused honey, balsamic figs & brie pizza and Percy and Lily’s Argentinian choripán – there’s something to whet everybody’s appetite.
The Street Food Cook Books retails at just £10.00 and is available in all of the businesses featured in the book as well as select local gift shops, book shops including Waterstones and online at www.amazon.co.uk.