Street Food

Singapore by Modern Day Forager

Street Food

Street food is authentic, affordable and approachable; it pulls no punches and is straightforward.  We are hitting the pavement and eating curbside this week, no passport required!

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.

Singapore by Modern Day Forager

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.

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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.

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Melon Week (oh by the way, this is week # 9 for us)

Melon Week

Melon Week by Modern Day Forager

Celebrating the simple pleasures of summer, we are giving melons top billing this week here at Modern.  Summer melons are vibrant, fragrant, extremely versatile and bursting with fresh flavor.  Just one taste and you will sure to be hooked and stay cool all summer long with the season’s “hot” essentials.

 We have come up with a few questions we would love for you to answer

What is your favorite thing about summer?

What is your favorite summertime meal?

What are you reading this summer?

How do you stay cool and make the most out of these long hot days?

Relaxing by the pool, beach or are you having a big summer adventure?

Melon Week by Modern Day Forager

We love hearing from you, it is one of the best parts of our day.

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An Introduction


What do you get when you put together 2 chefs with modern sensibilities, inspired by ingredients, love for the hunt, verve for culture, travel comings and goings, beautiful aesthetic and good design?  Not to mention, a fondness for good story telling and deep devotion for great food?  Well, you get Modern Day Forager!

We are proud to be sharing our blog with you.  Every week we will be bringing you 5 seasonal recipes using one ingredient in many a different ways, along with featuring some tips and culinary conundrums.  The more you know about your food the better  it tastes.

Found is our favorite weekly finds. We know that its all about the details, so our list has the top must-haves. MDF Shop Girl will lead the way.


Modern will also highlight culture, travel insights, beautiful aesthetic and good design.

And if that wasn’t enough, Meet the Producers is our makers series, celebrating artisans who focus on plying, honing and honoring their craft.  We get to tell their story, from who produced it, where is was produced, and the how and why it was produced.

Traci and I have been working in the food business for many years and want to share our admiration for it, from all angles, because for us, all roads lead to food.

Thank you for joining us on this journey.  We are excited you are here!


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