DURHAM, NC – Shop Talk reporter Virginia Bridges asked food truck owners how they keep cool during the summer. This is what they said.
• “Keeping cool inside the food truck is like keeping cool in a sauna, almost impossible,” said Ryan McFadyen, owner and chef of Phat Wrapz, which sells unique and traditional wraps. “However we do a few things to help with the heat such as running cold water on our wrists every hour because there is a main vein right there that can help cool you down a little bit. We eat smaller meals more often rather than large quantities of food at a time. And I have even eaten spicy food to activate receptors that cause you to sweat more, which actually circulates your body’s temperature.”
• “Sometimes I sing Christmas carols to keep cool,” said Alex Swearingen, head chef for Baguettaboutit food truck, which serves gourmet sausage-stuffed baguettes. “Lots and lots of cold water.”