The Street Food Secret
The World’s Most Exciting Fast Food in Your Own Kitchen
By Kenny McGovern
With over 160 recipes in this book, you'll bring the excitement and energy of street food into your home kitchen.
Celebrating classic dishes enjoyed every day by generations of people the world over, as well as more modern fusion food creations, this book is packed full of exiting recipes ideal for sharing with friends and family. Following the success of his previous two books, author Kenny McGovern has ventured abroad and developed his repertoire of global fast food, becoming particularly interested in street food - an interest increasingly shared by the UK's foodies whose own travel experiences in places such as Mumbai, Marrakesh and Malaysia have fuelled a rise in authentic ethnic dishes such as Mediterranean kebabs, tacos and wraps, halloumi, satay and jalapenos.
Burgers & Dogs - Juicy Lucy Burger, Dirty Mac Dog, Sloppy Joe, Vada Pav and more.
Tacos, Wraps & Bread - Tacos Carnitas, Cheesesteak, NYC Pizza Slice.
Fried Stuff - Mac 'n' Cheese Bites, Poutine, Chicken Parmo.
Stir Fries & Curries - Pad Kra Pow Gai, Gunpowder Chicken, Pav Bhaji.
Rice & Noodles - Pad See Ew, Ants Climbing a Tree, Yakisoba, Wok Fired Noodles.
Ribs, Wings & Skewers - Sriracha Buffalo Wings, Moo Ping, Sweet & Spicy Ribs.
At the age of nineteen, KENNY McGOVERN was diagnosed with what is known as 'social anxiety disorder' and eventually became too ill to carry on working. As the years passed, he became almost housebound as a result of his illness and as such lost touch with many parts of life which although enjoyable are often taken for granted. Simple pleasures such as buying a nice sandwich from a local café or going out for a meal became impossible for him to do.
As a result of this, and because of his love of food and cooking, he eventually took to trying to recreate many of his favourite shop-bought foods at home. 'If I can't go to McDonalds, I'll make my own,' was his philosophy. Over a period of five years or more, he tested and tweaked many, many recipes, his new hobby quickly building into an obsession.
In 2010, Kenny decided to publish some selected recipes in his first book The Takeaway Secret - it became an instant bestseller, following word-of-mouth recommendations on the internet.
With huge support and encouragement from readers, his confidence has grown, along with his food obsession. As a result Kenny once more ventured out into the world. researching and learning about the historic links between street food and local people and the recent upsurge in the modern, exciting and vibrant street food culture. His next book, The Street Food Secret, followed in 2017.
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20 Jul 2017
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