Living on the go may lead to poor dietary choices due to the lack of alternatives to fast food in a rural community. The importance of understanding the alternatives may prove vital, especially for someone wanting to avoid the onset of disease from poor dietary choices. Healthy street food type vendors offer alternatives commonly available at farmers markets, fairs, and festivals.
As busy Americans, we are always on the go. The ease of accessibility and lack of healthy alternatives make it all too easy to fall into the cycle of unhealthy eating
Historical Aspect~ Small fried fish were a street food in ancient Greece. Street foods as a form of eating on the go have been around since ancient Greece. ~Evidence of a large number of street food vendors were discovered during the excavation of Pompeii as street food was widely utilizied by poor urban residents of ancient Rome who did not have ovens or hearths to cook.
~In ancient China where street foods generally catered to the poor, wealthy residents would send servants to but street foods and bring meals back for their masters to eat in their homes.
~In Cairo during the late 1300’s, people carried picnic cloths made of raw hide to spread on the streets and eat their meals of lamb kebabs, rice and fritters.
~In Renaissance Turkey, many crossroads saw vendors selling “fragrant bites of hot meat”, including chicken and lamb that had been spit roasted.
~Aztec marketplaces had vendors that sold beverages such as atolli (“gruel made from maize dough) and 50 types of tamales with various fillings.
~19th century street vendors such as “Erasmo, the ‘negro’ sango vendor” and Na Aguedita are still remembered today.
~during the American Colonial period, street vendors sold pepper soup, oysters, roasted corn ears
~Many women of African decent made their living selling street foods in the 18th and 19th centuries with products ranging from fruit, cakes and nuts
~French fries is said to have possibly originated as a...