Three Guys from Idaho….

What the Taylor Swift are we doing here? Three middle-ish age white guys from Idaho, on a food truck on the East Coast selling dogs, sliders and fries to girls 1/2 our age, (and their boyfriends too). Well I know the reason that I was there, and it’s because, I said yes.

Now over the years I have cooked a lot of things in a lot of different places. Trail side, mountainside, camp site, and more, but believe it or not, I had never cooked on a food truck before. Yup, that’s right. I had zero, zilch, nada experience on a food truck, and very little live television experience (except for that one role in the ’70’s, but they shut that club down and I’m not really supposed to talk about it).

But here I am.

Here WE are. Three Idaho boys; a veteran, an electrician and a cook-book author walk into a food truck (hey, this sounds like the beginning of a really bad joke…) and take part in the filming of The Great Food Truck Race, Season 10. We are Frank n’ Slides, and we are here to cook our collective butts off and put smiles on faces with food.

I’m watching it right along with you all, so here’s my hard-boiled impressions of Episode 1, Season 10 of the Great Food Truck Race.

First things first, I was a little shocked the first time I saw myself on TV. I think most people are, but it was really eye-opening for me. The years have gone by, and I must admit I don’t look the same on camera as I do in my head. I really look a whole lot better! I think most people feel this way, but you are never truly prepared until it happens to you. So the first few minutes of the episode I was a little distracted….but you came here for details and dirt so here we go.

CHECK out my Episode 1 blog!

The Salty Adventures of #saucysteve

When no one else would do it, I was happy to. That’s how I got on the GFTR. (And no, this isn’t a curse-word that has been turned into an acronym.) Saying yes is half the battle. So I said yes. And a few months later, there I was, partying it up like I was Bret Michaels and it was 1985 all over again.

The Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network might be part of the reason that you are reading this, but I already had a rabid (as in dedicated) fan base before. There aren’t many back-country chefs in the world, so it’s a small pond, but a very awesome pond, and I’ve been lucky to be one of the biggest fish in my own puddle.

Going from mountain summits to boardwalks and beaches is just all a part of what I do, but this experience was one of a kind! I’m looking forward to(and cringing) a little at the prospect of watching myself on TV, but here we go! I’ll try and keep you all updated on my thoughts as each episode rolls out, so stick around for the salty adventures of #saucysteve!