Food hawking has long played a role in our rich global history; it links us to our past, another place, time, how we eat and how we explore.
Chances are, when you taste on the street, you are tasting a traditional family recipe, handed down from generation to generation. This take-away fare is so satisfying, chocked full of flavor, honestly prepared and there is a sense of pride in every bite.
What we find so exciting about the street food scene is that it gives us a sense of continuity and community. There is an informality that promotes ease, reassurance, and comfort when eating with your hands. It truly has a way of uniting us all.
There is also a wonderful proficiency, resourcefulness and economy of effort of street traders. Everything has its place and there is a rhythm , theatre, and celebration of human ingenuity.
You walk up, take in the sights and smells, order your food, wait in line, and no matter what your economic background, everyone coexists and in the end, it is always about the food, how it is crafted and where it comes from.
So do the legwork and take to the streets, experience the outdoor food stalls, halls, trucks and street side vendors. Culinary integration plus cultural diversity equals an experience that is a veritable moveable feast.
Modern Day Forager