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Penguin To Publish Eat St. Companion Cookbook Based On The Hit Television Series

November 5, 2012 (Toronto) — Penguin Canada has acquired world publishing rights to Eat St., a new cookbook based on the hugely popular television series of the same name airing on Food Network Canada and in the US on the Cooking Channel. Eat St., by James Cunningham, will be published by Penguin Canada in Spring 2013 and simultaneously in the US by Pintail Books, Penguin USA’s newest imprint, to coincide with the television series’ season four launch.

Produced by Paperny Entertainment and hosted by stand–up comedian James Cunningham, Eat St. is a highly–acclaimed series that takes viewers on the ultimate road trip across North America to discover the most innovative street food around.

Now, for the first time, food truck foodies will be able to recreate that roadside experience in their own kitchens with the Eat St. companion cookbook. Bringing together the best recipes from all four seasons of the series, the book will feature over 125 mouth–watering recipes from the top food vendors on wheels who dish out great curbside eats all over North America and even in the UK. From Nacho Grande Poutine, Triple Cream Brie Melt and Drunken Shrimp Tacos to Hot and Crunchy Chicken Cones, Maple Bacon Cupcakes and S’mores Waffles, the Eat St. cookbook will feature some of the most daring and delicious street food in the world.

The Eat St. cookbook will be packed full of eye–popping food photography and great snapshots of the trucks, people, and chefs behind the mobile–truck food revolution that’s sweeping the nation. It’s the perfect television companion cookbook for fans of the hottest food trend—a full–course meal of the world’s ultimate truck food.

The book was acquired by Penguin Publishing Director Andrea Magyar, whose cookbook program includes Food Network celebrity chefs Michael Smith, Lynn Crawford and Mark McEwan and the recently published Quinoa Revolution by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming, the bestselling authors of Quinoa 365.

"Food trucks are all the rage these days across North America and it’s no secret that some of the most delicious food around is being served curbside by the world’s most creative people," says Magyar. "At Penguin we were keen to collaborate with Paperny Entertainment to publish the Eat St. series tie–in cookbook in Canada and the US so everyone could bring the fun into their own home while tuning in to the exciting upcoming new season."

"Eat St. has captured the zeitgeist of the food truck frenzy currently sweeping the culinary world, and we’re thrilled to be taking all that’s wonderfully delicious about the television series to a new level with Penguin Canada," says Audrey Mehler, Executive Vice–President, Paperny Entertainment. "Those in the know when it comes to gourmet dishes served out of a truck will be well served by the fabulous recipes and mouth–watering photographs packed into this cookbook. Now at last these delectable treats can be enjoyed in the comfort of home."

About the Author

James Cunningham is host of Paperny Entertainment’s Eat St. airing on Food Network Canada and the Cooking Channel. He has been featured on many national and international network shows and has appeared on Last Comic Standing, Just for Laughs, and Comedy Inc.

About Paperny Entertainment

Paperny Entertainment is an independent, Vancouver– and New York–based production company run by partners David Paperny, Audrey Mehler and Cal Shumiatcher. It has garnered worldwide acclaim for its provocative, innovative, and entertaining television programming as well as its street food app Eat St. From groundbreaking documentaries to reality television series to lifestyle programming, Paperny Entertainment excels in capturing the essence of human stories.