The World of Street Food : Easy Quick Meals to Cook at Home, Paperback

The World of Street Food : Easy Quick Meals to Cook at Home Paperback

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This is the book to take the tastebuds travelling. Arepas from Venezuela, tom yam soup from Thailand, delicious mezze from the Middle East - "The World of Street Food" offers the best in fast food from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

Over a hundred recipes have been chosen for their popularity at street stalls and markets around the world.

A collective effort by the author and fans of street food worldwide, this book combines thorough research with personal stories from the people and places the recipes come from.

For instance, how the South African bunny chow was invented through a combination of Asian curry, European bread and apartheid; or the stories from Penang, Malaysia, said by many to be the street food capital of the world.

Each recipe is accompanied by awarding-winning food photography and evocative travel pictures.

The majority of recipes are vegetarian, and many are vegan or vegan-adaptable.

As with all New Internationalist food books, "The World of Street Food" includes information on nutrition, and organic and Fair Trade ingredients. It includes recipes such as: Indian idli - freshly made rice puffs with chutney; Spicy prawns piqued with lime; Falafel or baba ganoush from the Middle East; China's dim sum dumplings, spring rolls and noodle dishes; Satay from south-east Asia; Crispy samosas from India and Africa; Golden corn cake arepas from South America; Enticing desserts like coconut ice cream; and Rum cocktail.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 150 colour photographs
  • Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General cookery & recipes
  • ISBN: 9781904456506



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Not bad. Some of the recipes seem to be missing something, I suspect that they went a little far in trying to adapt the recipes for American audiences in a few cases and excluded some spices or seasonings that would change. Still, some fun recipes to try and much of the food has turned out that I've tried to cook.