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A Chuck Wagon ~ arguably, the world’s oldest kitchen on wheels

The concept of food trucks might be catching up in India in recent times, but the idea is older than you might have thought. Arguably, the first ever “kitchen on wheels” or “field kitchens” were the Chuck Wagons in America. Historically used for the storage and transportation of food and cooking equipment on the plains of US and Canada, these wagons formed part of a wagon train of settlers. They were also quite popular amongst the travelling workers, especially cowboys and loggers.

So, The American Consulate General, Mumbai along with USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) thought of reminding and revisiting the legendary history of chuck wagons through a food and beverages promotion event this week ~ The Chuck Wagon Fest at the ITC Grand Central, where a bunch of food enthusiasts tasted and learnt about the unique American food and drinks that was served in these erstwhile chuck wagons. Adam Branson, Senior Agricultural Attaché played host for the evening, along with the chefs at ITC.

The food connoisseurs and professionals discussed all things American, while tasting some interesting and quintessential American food. A fine evening of revisiting the heritage that is Chuck Wagon. Here are a few glimpses of the event:

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Chuck Wagon Fest at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai
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Live counters for some sumptuous American food at the Chuck Wagon Fest
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An array of breads to spoil you for choice, at the Chuck Wagon Fest

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America on my platter
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Bringing in the cultural nostalgia, with cowboys serving drinks at the bar

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There’s always room for desserts 🙂

PS: The event will run through Saturday, October 3. Go for it, for the great American experience!

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