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Street food
Grant, Rose.
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Publication Information:
Freedom, Calif. : Crossing Press, [1988]

Physical Description:
165 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TX725.A1 G68 1988 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Booklist Review

Street foods exist all over the world: enterprising vendors capitalize on impulse-eating crowds by hawking their wares just about anywhere. Street foods vary enormously, but they all have in common that they can be eaten without knife and fork. The fussy may argue that many of the items included in this book are snacks or appetizers that aren't necessarily sold by streetside vendors, but the principle remains the same-people consume them while standing. Grant's compilation reflects traditions from most of the earth's peoples. Her ruminations on the history and origins of some of the items she describes often lapse into highly personal anecdotes. Herself a librarian, the author clearly enjoys cataloging the dozens of dishes for which she provides recipes. Contemporary trends in eating, e.g., ``grazing,'' give these foods currency. Index. MK. 641.59 Cookery, International / Snack foods [OCLC] 88-10878

Library Journal Review

Grant has divided her recipes into Food on a Stick (from souvlakia to corn dogs), Sandwiches, Stuffed and Savory (burritos, spring rolls, pizza), Oriental Noodles, Bits and Pieces (pretzels, chicken wings), Sweets, and Drinks. Most of this is snack food, quickly and easily prepared, but many of the dishes could become part of a more substantial meal. Grant's cultural and historical background notes are interesting reading, and she has pulled together a wide-ranging collection of international dishes. JS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.