April 24, 2011

Campaign to fund the Trailer Food COOKBOOK ends this Wednesday - (get you a copy!)

Most of you know I have bootstrapped my way through the last year as an entrepreneur in the trailer food scene.  I started my company, Trailer Food Diaries, with this very blog.  We expanded to co-produce the first annual Gypsy Picnic trailer food festival with C3 Presents (free).  We have printed two guides/magazines on trailer food in ATX (also free).  I have collected beautiful pictures from local photographers and oddly-gourmet recipes from all of our favorite street food vendors in Austin and pieced them together to create the first volume of the Trailer Food Diaries: COOKBOOK.  It is being published & printed locally through Greenleaf Book Group.   And this is where I need your help.  We created a kickstarter campaign so that you can prepurchase the cookbook while helping me pay for the production and printing of this fun project. 

Or - go to www.kickstarter.com and search: trailer food diaries.  The more you pledge, the more fun stuff you can get rewarded with.

Why might you snag a copy of this cookbook?
- you LOVE trailer food as much as I do
- you love Austin
- you love trailer food and austin
- you collect cookbooks
- you need some gifts for your peeps (birthdays, christmas, mothers day)
- you want to give your sweetie some ideas in the kitchen
- you want to support a hometown girl and her vision to help inspire entrepreneurs while eliminating childhood hunger while providing scoop on the trailer food scene
- you believe in paying it forward and good kaaaaarmaaaah (most days)

Recipe teaser: Homemade Basil Lemonade
Courtesy of That’s Amore on East Riverside by the Amli
  • 2 C fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 C basil simple syrup*
  • 2 C cold San Pellegrino sparkling water
*To make simple syrup:
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 2 C sugar
  • 1 C water
Cook on stove top, bring water to a boil and add sugar and basil, stir until sugar dissolves. Place in a bowl on an ice bath. Run liquid through strainer when cooled.

To make lemonade:
Mix simple syrup into remaining ingredients. Serve over ice. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.