11 Mar '13, 2am

There ain't much "street" in Singapore's Street Food Congress. How that might be remedied; my latest for @WSJscene

There ain't much "street" in Singapore's Street Food Congress. How that might be remedied; my latest for @WSJscene

Getty Images Anthony Bourdain, James Oseland and Jean-Georges Vongerichten at a World Street Food Congress 2013 news conference at New York’s Spice Market. Earlier this year, food-guide publisher Makansutra and the Singapore Tourism Board announced that the city-state will host its first World Street Food Congress at the end of May. The event’s goals are to “preserve, professionalize and create new possibilities” for international street food culture, said Makansutra founder K.F. Seetoh in a release. The Congress appears to be loosely modeled after World Street Food, World Comfort Food, a 2009 gathering of food industry insiders at Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone campus, which formed part of its annual Worlds of Flavor conference series. On the Singapore lineup: A two-day World Street Food Dialogue with speakers such as Anthony Bourdain, chef Jean-Georges Vongeri...

Full article: http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2013/03/11/bringing-the-street...

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