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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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2014

...against street food, and certainly the rich subculture of street hawkers and vendors described by Henry Mayhew in his account of the London poor in the 1850s did not continue in the face of the growth of the retail trade and other manifestations of a modern economy. But in fact, street food did not so much disappear in these circumstances as change. The hawker took on a motorized van, the street vendor moved indoors and developed a take-away trade. Similarly, countries such as Singapore have retained a vibrant (albeit disciplined) street food scene and...

street food, ancient

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Sally Grainger

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

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...food, ancient . Street food dominated the daily lives of the lower- and middle-income groups in ancient urban societies, such as those of Athens and Rome. Because the lower classes may have had no more than a sleeping space and certainly no kitchen, many of their daily food needs were met on the street, in the form of both sweet and savory pastries and other dough products. Honey boiled into syrup provided the sweetener for the many forms of deep-fried fritters that seem to have been common. See fried dough and fritters . One particular type (...

street food

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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dan dan noodles

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...dan noodles Street food from the Szechwan province of west central China, consisting of noodles cooked in a spicy sauce that typically includes Szechwan pepper . Dan dan refers literally to the carrying-pole used by street...

satay

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...A Malaysian and Indonesian food, consisting of small spicy meatballs speared on skewers (traditionally made from the stems of coconut leaves), grilled or barbecued, and typically served with a peanut sauce. It is street-food, sold by vendors to passing trade. The name is...

bun cha

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...cha A Vietnamese dish consisting of fine rice noodles ( bun ) served in a fish-sauce-based broth with a topping of quickly grilled ( cha ) pork strips or small pork patties, and a green salad. This is street food, available on almost every corner in...

tostada

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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...A tostada, or tostado, is an item of Mexican street food consisting of a deep-fried maize-flour pancake topped with a mixture that would typically include beans, minced meat, and vegetables: ‘The sweetcorn tostado, a tower of crisp corn tortillas filled with black beans, was a success’, Time Out London, Eating and Drinking ( 2009 ). The word comes from the past participle of Spanish tostar ‘to...

poutine

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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2014

...Other tiny fish which are similarly appreciated in Provence are nonnat ( see goby ) and melet ( see silverside ). Poutine has a different meaning in Canada, where it refers to a street food of Montreal. This is described as ‘an amazing concoction of French fries, cheese and gravy’ by Cynthia Wine ( 1985 ) , who gives further details of this and other such popular street foods...

Tex-Mex

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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2014

...another is chili con carne and the related chilli gravy which accompanies many street foods. Tacos, burritos, and nachos are original Mexican foods which have been altered to suit a different gamut of preferences. Thus nachos are fried tortilla chips or tostadas covered with melted cheese and jalapeño peppers. They were, by repute, developed by a Mexican restaurateur for wives of American airmen based near the town of Coahuila in 1943 . What are Mexican street foods, tacos, enchiladas, and tostadas, eaten in the hand, are elaborated for an American...

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