So we asked Mauro Rosati, an Italian food editor and author ofStreet Food Heroes: Guide to the Best Italian Street Food, for help. Related: The Tastiest Street Snacks Around the World In ancient Rome, street food was the only way the poor could eat. Nowadays street food is a trendy treat that has been reinvented by top chefs. Forget the typical dirty pickup truck serving sandwiches made of peculiar ingredients: "Street food is now quality food," says Rosati.
You’ll find arancini sold as street food throughout the Italian peninsula, but they truly belong to Sicily. These decadent balls of fried rice are known as little oranges thanks to their remarkable resemblance to one of the island’s other specialities. Arancini are savory treats that shine as elegant appetizers on the dining room table or as an afternoon snack fresh off a food cart. They’re just plain delicious.
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