Antique Print-CULINARY-CHINA-STREET FOOD-CULTURE-Labrousse-Grasset-1797

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‘TRAITEUR CHINOIS AMBULANT.’

– (Chinese Itinerant Food Vendor)

This depiction captures the dynamic street culture of China, featuring a Chinese itinerant food vendor, commonly known as a “traiteur ambulant.” The vendor is typically portrayed pushing or pulling a mobile cart or carrying baskets filled with a variety of culinary delights. Their attire is practical and suited for the demands of their profession, often consisting of comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement as they navigate bustling streets and marketplaces.

The vendor’s cart or baskets are laden with an assortment of savory and aromatic dishes, ranging from steamed dumplings and noodles to stir-fried vegetables and meats. They may also offer snacks such as baozi (steamed buns), jianbing (savory crepes), and tanghulu (candied fruit skewers), providing a tantalizing array of options to passersby.

With a keen eye for business and a friendly demeanor, the itinerant food vendor engages with customers, enticing them with the sights and smells of freshly prepared cuisine. Their presence adds vibrancy and energy to the urban landscape, contributing to the bustling street life and culinary diversity that characterizes Chinese cities.

Through the depiction of the Chinese itinerant food vendor, this portrayal celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and culinary traditions that have thrived for centuries in China’s vibrant street food culture.

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(Chinese Itinerant Food Vendor)

This depiction captures the dynamic street culture of China, featuring a Chinese itinerant food vendor, commonly known as a “traiteur ambulant.” The vendor is typically portrayed pushing or pulling a mobile cart or carrying baskets filled with a variety of culinary delights. Their attire is practical and suited for the demands of their profession, often consisting of comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement as they navigate bustling streets and marketplaces.

The vendor’s cart or baskets are laden with an assortment of savory and aromatic dishes, ranging from steamed dumplings and noodles to stir-fried vegetables and meats. They may also offer snacks such as baozi (steamed buns), jianbing (savory crepes), and tanghulu (candied fruit skewers), providing a tantalizing array of options to passersby.

With a keen eye for business and a friendly demeanor, the itinerant food vendor engages with customers, enticing them with the sights and smells of freshly prepared cuisine. Their presence adds vibrancy and energy to the urban landscape, contributing to the bustling street life and culinary diversity that characterizes Chinese cities.

Through the depiction of the Chinese itinerant food vendor, this portrayal celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and culinary traditions that have thrived for centuries in China’s vibrant street food culture.

Made by Labrousse after Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur.

Medium: Handcoloured line and aquatint etching on hand laid paper.

Sheet size: 20.5 x 26.1 cm (8.07 x 10.28 inch). Image size: 14.7 x 20.5 cm. (5.79 x 8.07 inch).

Condition: good, given age. Paper edges a bit irregular and brownish from binding. . General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

CULINARY-CHINA-STREET FOOD-ENTREPRENEURSHIP-CULTURE | PCO-C27-52

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Costumes de Differents Pays …’ by Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur, c.1797.

Biography engraver: Labrousse was a late 18th C. French engraver.

Biography artist: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757-1810) was born as son of a diplomat in Montreal, Canada. He was exposed to varying cultures at an early age.

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Dimensions 26 × 20 × 1 cm

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