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The High Tech Empanada Street Vender


As part of our on going series on street venders, lets travel to the west coast today. Here's a video I shot of a fabulous empanada stand in the Ferry Market Building while attending the May 2012 Latin American Studies (LASA) Conference in downtown in San Francisco. Conferences provide great opportunities to do what I call foodways field work and exploring. This San Fran entrepreneur provides an excellent template of how to produce an excellent product and use technology and a minimum retail space in a high traffic location to move it. This man was born and raised in El Salvador in Central America but  lived in later years in South American where he learned Argentinean foodways. I must of eaten six of these awesome and flaky empanadas!  
Street Venders Series with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Street+Venders

Empanada History with Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=empanada+

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