A beautifully produced and designed paperback with wonderful colour photography and evocative black and white travel shots, this culinary tour around the world’s greatest street food cultures offers not only a selection of fabulously exotic yet simple dishes but also conveys the author’s enchantment with the countries and cultures he experienced and the characters that he met along the way.
‘Wherever marketplace cooks and street-side food vendors hold court, great food is one of the pleasures to enjoy, feasting on fresh regional fare from the comfort of a rickety bench. From chaotic bazaars of Southern India to the serenity of the Nepalese Himalayas, from the steaming jungles of Sumatra to the cobbled labyrinths of Mexico City, James Mayson travelled the world, tasting the local flavours.’
‘The book which I mostly turn to at the moment is a cheap and colourful part-travelogue paperback called Street Food From Around the World. Written by James Mayson, it is inspired by his eight years backpacking through South East Asia, India, Nepal, Egypt, Morocco and Mexico. Mayson has a comfortable, relaxed writing style which is particulary good when it comes to food.’
The Evening Standard