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post #1 of 12
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Have a look at this link and tell me this doesn't make your stomach rumble.

File:Hanging Meat at a Street Fair 2.JPG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
post #2 of 12
Rumble from food poisoning maybe :lol:
post #3 of 12
Are we looking at the same picture, Mary?

I see a metal rack surrounding a fire pit. Basically, indirect cooking, same as you'd do in the smoker or the cold part of a grill.
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post #4 of 12
Unless that fire is really hot the meat way up on the outside isn't getting a lot of heat. Street food anywhere is scary anyway :lol:
post #5 of 12
Not such a bad set up - getting the meat to room temperature...making sure it's dry before cooking....fire extinguisher on hand to marinate... :)

Can't see any flies or cats hanging from the meat, must be ok
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post #6 of 12
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I'd love to know where this style of cooking comes from. Looks clever, ingenious even.
post #7 of 12
I have seen this many times in Guatemala , Belize and some parts of Mexico. This is how small towns in villages like Santiago or ChiChi cook their meat. But let me tell you the flies buzzing around this meat is terrible. They have no refrigerators there and they will sell you the same piece from a week ago. The smell coming from these types of stands in enough to make you become a vegetarian.

I appreciate how you value the technique, but as a chef/cook , there can be no chance of food poisoning for me no matter how ingenious a cooking technique may be.

You have seen this on a picture, go in real life and see for yourself how bad this idea truly is. If you should decide to go, email me and I will give you the exact directions on where to go.
This style attracts tourists BUT NOT the locals.

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post #8 of 12
I've seen it in mexico also.....looks like that picture was from NY.
Although it looks pretty unsanitary.....you should know that type
of meat was probably heavily salted and air cured for at least a day.....hence the color.....I don't know the spelling, but, we make something called "sesina".
Traditionally its fairly thin cuts of beef that are salted and air cured raw on the roof for a day. Then grilled or cooked on the grittle. I imagine the salt slows the development of bacteria.....
post #9 of 12
That scares the buagezzus outta me! I'll bet the fire keeps the meat at a perfect bacteria jacuzzi temperature.

I'm a fan of fermented food (fish-sauce, ba-la, kimchee, miso, nato, cheeses, preserved duck eggs, salted duck eggs... etc..) But something about that picture scares me away.
post #10 of 12
Street fare food is not all bad. Street faires are a big old excuse to have funnel cakes the way I see it. If you have one at a street faire while you're walking then the calories don't count, see?

I once had the best tandoori chicken at a street fair in NY. I mean the BEST!

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post #11 of 12
Nato....I just can't do nato...my sister in law eats it over rice
for breakfast......just can't do it......
post #12 of 12
Had to look up what Nato was....its stinky tofu...YUK!!!
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