PAPDI CHAAT

PAPDI CHAAT

Chaat is the term for ‘snack’ in India, and papdi are delectable little fried pieces of dough. Pretty as a picture and an absolute explosion of taste and texture, this is one of my favourite Indian street foods – a sort of Indian version of nachos! You can line up all the elements in dishes

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PIEROGI

PIEROGI

These traditional Polish dumplings are fairly easy but pretty time-consuming to make. For me, their rich woodland flavours make them the perfect street food for making on a wild, wet autumn afternoon – they really are comfort food extraordinaire .

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TAMALES WITH PULLED PORK AND CHILLI SAUCE

TAMALES WITH PULLED PORK AND CHILLI SAUCE

Mexican tamales are lovely parcels of steamed corn dough stuffed with a variety of usually meaty fillings. I’ve used a seductive mix of pulled pork and punchy chilli sauce. Making tamales is a little labour-intensive, but you can make the pork and sauce ahead of time, and it will keep in the fridge very happily

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KORVAPUUSTI

KORVAPUUSTI

Ubiquitous across Finland, often eaten as a snack with a glass of cold milk, these buns are translated literally as ‘slapped ears’ – some say because of their slightly squished shape, and others because children who tried to steal them hot from the oven were told they would get their ears slapped. Note: you will

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TRINI DOUBLE

TRINI DOUBLE

An Indian-influenced chana (chickpea) curry sandwiched between two pieces of crisp naan-style bread called bara , a Trini double is the street food to eat in Trinidad after a spot of ‘liming’ – that’s hanging out with music and a few beers to you and me… As with the best post-pub food you can prepare

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BEIGNETS WITH CINNAMON SUGAR

BEIGNETS WITH CINNAMON SUGAR

Brought to New Orleans by the French in the eighteenth century, Beignets are crisp little doughnuts made from a rich yeasted dough. Served hot and rolled in cinnamon sugar, these make a very moreish treat. Best of all, they freeze brilliantly, so you can pop them in the fryer and enjoy them anytime you fancy.

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THE ULTIMATE BACON CHEESEBURGER

THE ULTIMATE BACON CHEESEBURGER

Could any dish be more ‘street’ than the ubiquitous burger? It’s famous across the world, thanks in part to global fast-food chains, but I think the very best burgers are the ones you build yourselves, adding all the extras you fancy and leaving behind those you don’t. This one is my favourite – a smoked

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