By Troth Wells
A review by Marty Martindale
As the world shrinks and we gain more expertise in cooking dishes from other countries, street food has become a very “in” to learn about. With rise of truck food, we are apt to see similar dishes become big hits in our areas.
All of the recipes in Wells’ books are not long or difficult and ingredients are readily available. Basically, as most of the world does not have a high living standard, the recipes are for very affordable meals.
You will enjoy these 100 best recipes from around the world:
LENTIL WAT STEW
Calls for lentils, onions, garlic, chili powder, fresh ginger, cloves, nutmet, parsley and oil,
KALAWULE SPICY FRIED BANANAS
Bananas, fresh ginger, cayenne, black pepper, water and oil
MINCED SPICY CHICKEN OR PORK SALAD
Meat, fish sauce, lime juice, green onion, schallots, chili powder, cilantro, mint leaves and stock
HOT CHOCOLATE DRINK
Cocoa, ground almonds, cinnamon, hot milk and sugar
GALLO PINTO RICE AND BEANS
Onion, garlic, rice, beans, cilantro, chili powder, sour cream, tortillas and slided tomato
BATATA BIL KIZBARA, POTATO WITH CILANTRO AND CORIANDER
Potatoes, garlic, paprika, coriander, sesame seeds, cilantro and lemon wedges
PACRI NENAS PINEAPPLE CURRY
Pineapple, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom seed, cloves, coriander seeds, green onions, fresh ginger, nuts, coconut milk, red chili and sugar
Fresh ginger, molasses or sugar, water, cloves and lemon juice
GAMBIA AND SENEGAL
MAFE PEANUT STEW
Chicken or cooked beans, onions, peanut butter, bell pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste, chilies, cooked vegetables, stock and palm oil
This book is not new. It was last reprinted in 2009 and is still available.