In order to show that the Food Font project can be made out of any food, I have begun an endeavor to make an alphabet out of food from local food trucks.
In the last couple of years, the number of food trucks in Cleveland has grown to 18 food trucks that are licensed by city of Cleveland. There also are about 7 or 8 that are licensed from other jurisdictions. Food trucks are known as being mini-restaurants, and often have foods that experiment with flavor, develop a local following, and have food that is easy to eat while standing up or on the street.
I have plans to to make a letter or two from each local food truck’s food. As anyone can do – I get some food, arrange it on a plate into the form of a letter, and photograph it. This week I made the letter “T” out of the sesame noodles from Umami Moto, a “L” out of Donut Lab’s cinnamon and sugar donuts, a “Q” out of Fired up Taco veggie tacos, and made three more from other trucks.
To get the Cleveland Food Truck Alphabet started, I stopped by the Walnut Wednesday event in downtown Cleveland, where a number of food trucks park on Walnut Street. While there I made 6 letters out of food.
Ultimately Food Font is meant to support discussion about food. I am a big fan of food trucks which are a great example of local culture, experimenting with food, and community – so I thought it would make a good alphabet.
Here is what was made – and from who:
T Umami Moto – Sesame Noodles
X Umami Moto – carrots, radishes, cilantro, jalepenos
E Dim and Den Sum – Soba Noodles
V Jibaro – Rice Bowl (GF)
L Donut Lab – cinnamon and sugar donuts
Want to make an alphabet, or contribute to the Food truck alphabet? Send us a message here on the Food Font site!