Food trucks have been around since the mid 1800’s although back then they were called chuckwagons. Food trucks of today have evolved and now offer gourmet food at take-away prices. These mobile kitchens are growing in numbers and the ones that really entice me to stop by and sample are those using a variety of fresh and local ingredients. The Cookery’s DoughNation is a hand-crafted mobile pizza oven where it sits on top of a trailer. I was at Dobbs Ferry last Friday and watched them set up.
It was a hot and humid morning.
Food prep started shortly after I arrived. The sound of wood crackling in the oven meant it was building up heat and soon the local peppers were popped into the oven. The oven heat ranges from 800 degrees to 900 degrees…a hot job.
DoughNation offers five pizzas and one market pizza. I couldn’t decide on the fresh lemon or shaved broccoli. I asked Mike and he said if this is your first time, try the fresh lemon.
The Culinary Chase’s Note: This has to be the best pizza I have ever eaten! The dough was light and airy and I loved the combo of smoked mozzarella, lemon, basil and garlic. Amazing flavors! The back of their menu shows where 2% of their profits will go for the month of July – Robbie’s Bone Marrow Fund Raiser.