Eat on the street

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Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation made from a post originally written in French. My apologies for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have been generated during the process. If you are reading French, click on the French flag below to access the original and correct text: 

I love this book! It's a world tour of street cooking. It makes the taste buds and makes traveling. His title : Take away (To take away). Ten years of travel, 500 photos and 120 recipes: a book to devour eyes, concocted by a photographer, Jean-François Mallet, who was also a chef ...

120 street food recipes. By Jean-François Mallet. Aubanel editions.
120 street food recipes. By Jean-François Mallet. Aubanel editions.

Take away
Jean-François Mallet
Aubanel editions
384 pages, 35 €

Another book discovered while passing in front of the window of my favorite bookshop (Ariane, reindeer). It was enough for me to see the cover to crack.


Eating in the street ... One of my great pleasures in Asia, Thailand in particular. There are everywhere, at any time, street vendors, small open-air restaurants with their tiny plastic chairs, fruit vendors, donuts, soup, and mouth-watering stalls. The street food is a way of life there. It's often delicious and not expensive at all!

This is not the first time I'm talking about these Food-markets and Food-stalls so typical of Southeast Asia, in this blog. Some articles to revisit here:
→ Noodle soup at the Chumphon market
→ Last day in Perhentian Kecil
→ On the way to Semporna
→ Lacking pad-thai?
→ In the frenzy of Bangkok

And some pictures taken from the bottom of my hard drive:

My intuition did not deceive me. The cover photo of Take away was taken in Thailand, Bangkok. Asia is very present in the book, necessarily. But there is plenty of other little takeaways, or nibbles around the corner: Spanish tapas, fish and chips from London, Moroccan skewers of lamb, Argentinean empanadas, Malian donuts with banana ... Yum!

Small excerpt from the 4th cover:

Street cooking is a way of life spread around the world. Far from fast food with a standardized taste, street food is, on the contrary, the affirmation of a strong cultural identity. Eating in small canteens or directly in the street is the best way to discover a country from the inside.

I could not have said better!

Finally, to finish this appetizing tour of the world of street food, I invite you to visit the link below, spotted by one of the subscribers to my Facebook page. Dozens of videos to learn the recipes of the street food Thai:

→ Thai Street Vendors videos



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