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MIPCOM Picks 2011: Great Food Truck Race

This series pits several food trucks against each other in a cross-country contest to see which truck will sell the most grub. Along the way the teams are given Truck Stop challenges, and, as with any road trip, the unpredictable can, and does, occur.
September 26, 2011

GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE

Partners: RelativityREAL for Scripps Networks

Interactive, distributed by Passion Distribution

Length: 7 x 60 minutes

Aired: August 2011 (Food Network)

Rights available: Television, video, ancillary, format

The food truck craze has taken North America by storm over the last couple of years, as while the steely grip of the recession has loosened somewhat, not everyone is keen to drop the credit card on the table for a night out at the local four-star resto. Specialty food trucks sell a wide variety of eats – from Thai cuisine to gourmet tacos – and their menus are becoming an integral, edible part of the urban landscape.

This series pits several food trucks against each other in a cross-country contest to see which truck will sell the most grub. Along the way the teams are given Truck Stop challenges, and, as with any road trip, the unpredictable can, and does, occur.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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