Street Food Diaries: Irresistible Recipes Inspired By The Street by Matt BasileStreet Food Diaries: Irresistible Recipes Inspired By The Street by Matt Basile

Street Food Diaries: Irresistible Recipes Inspired By The Street

byMatt Basile

Paperback | October 7, 2014

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Bring the street food movement into your kitchen and make the easiest, tastiest, and most original street food at home!

There’s simply nothing tastier than homemade food cooked from scratch. And these days, the street is where you’ll find the best homemade dishes you’ve ever tasted. Whether he’s serving up outrageously delicious sandwiches from his popular Fidel Gastro’s food truck or across North America on the hit reality TV show Rebel Without a Kitchen, Matt Basile is always looking for inspiration to create amazing food that is simple enough to be mobile, different enough to make you talk about it, and awesome enough to make you crave it!

Street Food Diaries features over 85 irresistible and original street food recipes plus mouthwatering photography and stories of the food and people at the core of street food culture. Matt’s recipes are fun, outrageously delicious, and totally inspired by the most vibrant food movement on the planet. So, try your hand at making Peanut Butter Cookie Fish & Chips Sandwiches, Philly Cheesesteak Tostadas, Maple Habanero Turkey Wings, Pad Thai Fries, or the infamous Alabama Tailgaters. If it’s on a stick, in a bun, or covered in bacon (a lot of bacon!), then it’s in Street Food Diaries!

 MATT BASILE is the creator of the Toronto-based street-food brand Fidel Gastro’s which originated as a pop-up selling street food in underground markets across the city. Basile operates one of Canada’s most recognizable food trucks and a street-food inspired cicchetti bar called Lisa Marie, and he is the host of the reality TV show R...
Title:Street Food Diaries: Irresistible Recipes Inspired By The StreetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.9 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143191306

ISBN - 13:9780143191308


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift! I purchased a signed copy of this cookbook from the pop-up 'French Toasted' at Yorkdale shopping mall. I got it for my boyfriend's sister as she is currently in culinary school, and she loves it! It's full of delicious and different recipes that I'm looking forward to trying :) There are wonderful visuals as well - shout out to the photographer! Great cookbook and gift
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recipes & excellent photography I received this as a Christmas present two years ago while interning at a food photography studio. I have yet to actually make one of the recipes, but I'm looking forward to the day that I do as everything looks and sounds delicious. The photography caught my attention right away.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Eats I love to read cookbooks and this book is full of little comments by the author that sneak into the instructions and make it fun. The recipes are well laid out, with a separate ingredient list and easy-to-read instructions. It actually felt more like a journey through street food than cookbook and sticks mainly to Canada and the US. I love the chapter on Baon and can't wait to try all the lip smacking recipes in the book. Good food for hanging out with friends on a lazy Sunday.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! Bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas. He loves to cook and try new things. He loves his street hot dogs, so when I found this non-traditional cook book, I had to get it for him. I'm knocking off one star for this review because 1) there are so many pages that don't have recipes (have photos or information about a certain American region - which to be honest, really isn't that important when you're cooking), and 2) a lot of the recipes include onions (this is just a personal preference, but we just really don't like onions). Otherwise, this is a fantastic cook-book. Just reading the recipes leave you hungry. Also, the fact that the recipes are divided by different regions is really helpful. If i ever need to buy another cook book as a gift, I will definitely be repurchasing this one!
Date published: 2017-01-02

Editorial Reviews

“Within the emerging phenomenon of street food, pop-ups, and food trucks, Fidel Gastro’s is a prime example of how hard work, passion, and dedication can lead to great success.” - Michael Bonacini, co-founder of Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants and MasterChef Canada judge