Altered Eats T
by Siera Marth
he first time I saw it I was intrigued;
Richland county natives, and they share a
and flavors she grew so fond of, flavors that
it was colorful and different and well,
passion for good food and their community.
are a major part of their business.
not something I was expecting to
see behind a bar in Mansfield, Ohio.
Massie, a Lexington High School
It is the passion for travel, food,
graduate, worked in food service during her
community and the combination of all of
high school years at Mid-Ohio Sports Car
these ideas that inspired the couple to
recommendation, I decided on the Korean
Course and Snow Trails Winter Resort. She
begin their new venture, starting a mobile
taco, and, if I am being completely honest,
pursued higher education in Sustainability
I was quite apprehensive. “Shaved bulgogi
and Ecological Agriculture at Evergreen
beef, I don’t know what that is,” I thought.
State College in Washington state.
Then I tried it. Based on a
“I don’t really like onion and it has two
Schopp was an English Literature and
Food trucks are growing in popularity in cities and other areas, but the idea of a mobile kitchen is nothing new. Chuck
kinds.” But my curiosity was sparked by
Creative Writing major at The Ohio State
wagons followed cowboys around in the
what kind of culinary adventure a Korean
University – Mansfield, after graduating
rough terrain of the west, providing them
taco might take me on. Turns out, a
from Madison High School. He has worked
with meals. Mobile food carts have been on
fabulous one! The flavors were impeccable,
a variety of odd jobs that supplement
street corners in cities for decades. We are
each ingredient complimenting the other,
his interests of writing short stories and
accustomed to the traditional food trailers at
fusing together in one perfect concoction
poems. Currently he works at Leaning
fairs serving fries, corn dogs, elephant ears
of east meets west dining.
Tower of Pizza and Subs in Mansfield.
and all of the other usual carnival foods.
Altered Eats is finding ways to bring
Both owners share an interest for
Although the food truck is not a new
together flavors, ideas and people through
traveling, which took Massie to Taiwan for
concept, the idea of serving nontraditional
their mobile food truck.
a year to teach English. It was in Taiwan
foods seems to be the growing trend —
that she fell in love with the street food,
trucks specializing in lobster rolls, Chinese
and back in Ohio that she missed the food
food bowls and old family recipes. Altered
The owners of Altered Eats, Anne Massie and Aaron Schopp, are both
Published on Mar 1, 2015