Geotema 51

Donatella Privitera

Street food. Un “viaggio” nel commercio delle specialità locali

Abstract: Street Food. A journey in local specialities food

Food and gastronomy are keys of a local community, place and destination. Street foods are ready-to-eat foods and beverages prepared and/or sold by vendors or hawkers especially in the streets and other similar places (Fao, 1995). In Italy, street food is present at itinerant markets, existing in every urban center or festivals, a mix of sacred and profane. The aim of the paper is to create awareness about the multitude of opportunities that street foods can provide for visitors but also the local community and enterprises. Street food is also questioning because the vendors have significantly improved their offers, although the prospects of development of the street food appear strongly influenced from choices of urban and commercial policies, and the territorial government.

Keywords: vendors, regional development, foodscape, cultural identity

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