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I love this book! It is a world tour of street food. It titillates the taste buds and makes you travel. 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 ...
384 pages, 35 €
Another book discovered while passing in front of the window of my favorite bookshop (Arianein Rennes). I just had to see the cover to fall in love.
Eating in the street... One of my great pleasures in Asia, especially in Thailand. You can find everywhere, at any time, street vendors, small open-air restaurants with their tiny plastic chairs, fruit, doughnut and soup vendors with tempting 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 have talked 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
→ In need of pad-thai?
→ In the frenzy of Bangkok
And a few photos I fished out of the bottom of my hard drive:
My intuition was right. The cover photo of Take away was taken in Thailand, in Bangkok. Asia is very present in the book, of course. But there is also room for many other small dishes to take away, or to nibble on the corner of the street: Spanish tapas, London fish and chips, Moroccan lamb brochettes, Argentine empanadas, Malian banana fritters... Yum!
Small excerpt from the back cover:
Street food is a way of life that is widespread throughout the world. Far from fast food with a uniform taste, street food is on the contrary the affirmation of a strong cultural identity. Eating in small popular canteens or directly in the street is the best way to discover a country from the inside.
I couldn't have said 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: