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Street Foods is the first definitive book to explore the medley of global cuisines, cultures, and cooking techniques that are propelling the demand for “world casual” flavors from diners in every foodservice segment. This guide teaches professional chefs and culinary students how to capitalize on the ingredients, flavors, cooking techniques, and service of cherished portable foods from around the world. This is one of the only comprehensive texts available that offers a new look at food served out of trucks, booths, or mobile vending stations and aims to re-codify established classics. Street Foods explores a medley of global cuisines, cultures, and cooking techniques, combining the history of quintessential local street foods from around the world with recipes for these transportable treats. Recipes provide inspiration through the wonderful world of casual street food dining.

Features tantalizing photos by Francesco Tonelli.


Hinnerk von Bargen is an associate professor of culinary arts at The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio. Since joining the CIA faculty in 1999, Chef von Bargen has been teaching various culinary arts courses in the associate degree program and continuing education for culinary professionals at the colleges campus in Hyde Park, NY and San Antonio, TX. A Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), Chef von Bargen holds a Master Chef certificate from the Hotel School in Hamburg, Germany. He completed two apprenticeships in his native Germany before beginning his professional career, which has included chef positions in hotels and restaurants in Germany, South Africa, and China.

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts, as well as certificate programs in Latin cuisines and wine and beverage studies. A network of more than 44,000 alumni has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world's premier culinary college. The CIA, which also offers course for professionals and food enthusiasts, as well as consulting services for the foodservice and hospitality industry, has campuses in Hyde Park, New York; St. Helena, California; San Antonio, Texas; and Singapore.


Preface xii

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Author xiv

CHAPTER 1 What Is Street Food? 2

CHAPTER 2 Meat and Poultry 38

CHAPTER 3 Fish and Seafood 98

CHAPTER 4 Vegetables 126

CHAPTER 5 Grains, Legumes, Noodles, and Bread 150

CHAPTER 6 Sweets and Beverages 188

Glossary 200

Bibliography 212

Index 220