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Book Review: Street Food

By Sandy Amazeen Oct 10, 2011, 6:36 GMT

Book Review: Street Food

On the surface, cities like Naples and Marrakech, New York and Tokyo, Paris and Sao Paolo might appear to have rather more differences and contrasts than affinities, but if you think about it, there is one thing that links all these cities, or rather all the world\'s big cities: street food, which, as well as being perfect for sudden attacks of hunger, represents a genuine insight into metropolises and cultures ...more

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 foodís 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 Dragonsí Beard Candy offer the home cook an opportunity to do more then drool over the pictures. Donít 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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