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

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Item description for The World of Street Food: Easy Quick Meals to Cook at Home by Troth Wells...

Including over a hundred recipes, this book aims to offer the best in fast food from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. It combines research with personal stories from the people and places the recipes come from. It includes information on nutrition, and organic and Fair Trade ingredients.

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This is the book to take the taste buds traveling. 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 award-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.

Troth Wells has been with the New Internationalist since 1972. She has written a number of world food books, and is an editor of The World Guide, a global reference source that focuses on majority-world issues.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 8.25" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2007
Publisher   New Internationalist
ISBN  1904456502  
ISBN13  9781904456506  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Troth Wells joined the New Internationalist in 1972 to help launch the magazine. She has written a number of world food books including the Spices of Life and the World in your Kitchen. She an editor of the World Guide, a global reference source that focuses on majority world issues.

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1Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > General
2Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Quick & Easy > General
3Books > Subjects > Cooking, Food & Wine > Regional & International > General

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Interesting, but not a very good cookbook  Apr 7, 2008
The problem with this book is that the cooking directions mostly aren't very good. Seems like the recipes were compiled by people who don't cook much. An example is the Malaysian Chicken Rice, which advised making a glaze of honey, coating a chicken with it, and then roasting the chicken at 400 for an hour. Anyone who cooks regularly knows that a)the honey will burn to carbon and b)a chicken cooked at 400 for an hour will be dry as toast. Other recipes have you frying bits of dough in hot oil "until done." What does "done" mean here? The point of the cookbook is to introduce foods that the reader probably hasn't eaten or in some cases even heard of before. So how are we to know what "done" means?

Otherwise the selection of recipes is excellent, the pictures are nice, and the stories are interesting and well-written. Too bad the actual recipes are sub-par.

Good as a COOKBOOK, but not as a world food guide  Oct 4, 2007
If you are looking for a book with a sampling of recipes for various ethnic dishes, then this may be the book for you. Each page features a different recipe and a picture of that dish in a display bowl/plate (like a posed "still life"); the colors & quality of these photos is nice. However, There AREN'T pictures of how the food actually looks at the street vendor stalls, or pictures of the streets/markets that sell these, etc. Also, there wasn't much explanation about the origin or cultural importance of each food that was chosen; basically each dish starts with a sentence about how it is popular in Thailand, etc, and then you get the recipe. So if you are looking for a cookbook, this looks like it would do well; but if you're looking for more cultural tidbits consider other books.

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