Food Trucks are hitting the big time--across much of America, they're changing the way we eat. From humble beginnings as chuck wagons and hot dog carts, they've taken off as ethnic eateries, gourmet specialists, and even high-tech mega trucks that serve thousands at disaster scenes. Not surprisingly, it takes some pretty sophisticated engineering to make it all work--and turn a truck into a kitchen on wheels.
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Discover how irresistibly flaky sausage rolls, fluffy marshmallow Easter treats, sweet and sour lollipops, and zesty, crunchy pita puffs get to the masses. From raw materials to finished products, FOOD FACTORY reveals the wonders of how food is really made.
Discover how crispy, cheesy pizza goes from simple slice to portable pocket; refreshing ginger beer gets that sweet and spicy pop; powdered sugar is pressure packed into tangy tart double flavor lollipops; and addictive chocolate toffee nut clusters get their bite-sized crunchy shapes.
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