Book Review: Street Food

From an assortment of beverages to a collection of fried, steamed or baked goodies and sweet treats, this celebration of street food spans the globe while providing interesting background information about the food’s region of origin and fascinating local traditions. The dizzying array of distinctive snacks is captured in vibrant photographs backed by insightful observations of customs demonstrating the importance of these informal gathering places. Even better, several simple regional recipes including an authentic Granita or the more challenging Dragons’ Beard Candy offer the home cook an opportunity to do more then drool over the pictures. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself suddenly longing for a rich coffee served piping hot or a toothsome fat pretzel as you thumb through this glorious mosaic of sight, taste and a passion for good, honest street food at its finest.
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