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Cooking Channel showcases best meals on wheels in new series 'Food Truck Nation'

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Tue, Dec 18th 2018 04:55 pm

6-episode series premieres Tuesday, Jan. 22

Chef and food truck aficionado Brad Miller takes viewers on a journey to find the latest and greatest food trucks in the new series “Food Truck Nation,” premiering Tuesday, Jan. 22 (9 p.m. ET), on Cooking Channel. During each episode, Miller visits three trucks and their innovative chefs who continue to push the boundaries with their food, highlighting one-of-a-kind cuisine with cultural influences from across the globe. Whether it is handmade pastas that are made right before his eyes, or crispy, monster-sized quesadillas loaded with chicken shawarma, over six half-hour episodes Miller showcases the chefs who are creating mouthwatering dishes that have customers continually coming back for more.

"Food trucks have become a staple within our food culture, with so many skilled and creative chefs pushing the envelope of mobile culinary fare," said Courtney White, president, Food Network and Cooking Channel. "Brad Miller brings his culinary pedigree and adventurous spirit to shine a light on these food truck owners and their entrepreneurial spirit who serve up delicious meals to their neighborhoods every day."

In the premiere episode, Miller heads to South Central Los Angeles, where food truck fare is being served at Billionaire Burger Boyz. He tries some classic pairings of burger and fries that are bigger, better and bolder, as hungry customers line up around the block for their jambalaya fries and “Hello Burger” - an oversized beef patty stuffed with Cajun grilled shrimp.

While in St. Paul, Minnesota, Miller meets chef Aaron Hargrave, the owner of Blue Fire Pizza, who turned his truck into a wood-fired oven that delivers perfect Neapolitan-style pizzas in under 90 seconds! Finally, Miller greets a husband and wife team in Durham, North Carolina, who serve Belgian waffles topped with cookie butter, fresh whipped cream and more from their truck called Belgian Waffle Crafters. Other episodes include stops in California where Miller boards the Drizzle Truck to check out a new twist on a festival favorite - the funnel cake; and in Minneapolis, Miller meets sushi master Billy Tserenbat, who has turned his truck named Bibuta into a veritable sushi bar on wheels, combining fresh tuna and wagyu beef to create his signature surf and turf burrito.

Miller grew up in a suburb of Chicago, where he spent much of his childhood cooking alongside his grandmother and lending a hand in his father's butcher shop. Deciding to transform this passion into a career, he enrolled in Scottsdale Culinary Institute's Cordon Bleu program, where upon graduating, he worked for Arizona's Latilla Restaurant and Wright's at the Biltmore, before heading to Los Angeles' Michelin-starred Patina. Miller is currently chef and partner at Inn of the Seventh Ray restaurant in California.

Visit CookingChannelTV.com for recipes of some of the country's best food truck bites, and join in on the conversation with hashtag #FoodTruckNation.

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