My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love international food, and I really love international street food!! I was so excited to get this book!! One of my favorite places is Italy, so I immediately went to see what treasures I could find there. I was expecting something like arancini, panelle fritters or some other classic Italian street food, so you can imagine my surprise when I found Spaghetti Carbonara and Aubergine Parmigiana! NOT exactly street food! I started digging and found that quite a few of the recipes aren’t exactly known for being street food. France had Quiche Lorraine, Spain had Piperrada Scrambled Eggs, Greece had Courgette & Feta Fritters which I could totally see as street food and Greek Salad–not so much.
On the bright side, this book is filled with delightful, fairly easy to cook dishes that kids and adults alike would enjoy cooking and eating. From curries to stews and Bobotie to Beachside Fish Fry, you’ll find a delicious array of dishes bringing the world to your kitchen. If the title left out “street”, I would have given it five stars, but while there are some great street food recipes, there are quite a few that don’t really fit the bill.
I received a copy of this book from Trafalgar Square Publishing through IPG for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.