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I love this book! It's a world tour of street food. It titillates the taste buds and takes you on a journey. Its title: Take away (To go). Ten years of travel, 500 photos and 120 recipes: a book to devour with your eyes, concocted by a photographer, Jean-François Mallet, who was also a chef ...
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 out there. It's often delicious and not expensive at all!
And a few photos I fished out of the bottom of my hard drive:
My intuition did not deceive me. The cover photo of Take away was taken in Thailand, in Bangkok. Asia is very much in the book, of course. But there is also room for many other small dishes to take away, or to nibble on the street corner: Spanish tapas, London fish and chips, Moroccan lamb skewers, Argentinean empanadas, Malian banana fritters... Yum!
Small excerpt from the back 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 couldn't have put it better myself!
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: