2014.03.17【英译中】路边摊,在夹缝中求生存

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来自听写酷,,表示英式发音很伤。。有好多都没听准


On a cold, blustery morning, at Canary Wharf,  London's second financial district, eating outside does not seem appealing. Yet on a solitary concrete quay, suited workers huddle around picnic benches. Half a dozen food stalls line the water's edge. One sells Thai food out of a rickshaw, another salted pork buns from a converted horse box. Everything on offer is about £6,  that's $10. Such  is the latest in Britain's culinary evolution.
在一个寒冷的,狂风大作的早上,在伦敦第二大的经济区,“伦敦金融区”,在外头吃饭似乎不怎么能引起人们的兴趣。不过在一个独立水泥码头上,西装革履的上班族挤在野餐长凳上。六个小吃摊排列在岸边,其中一个摊位在三轮车外卖泰国菜,另一个在改装的运马车厢上卖腌猪肉包子。所有食物都卖6英镑,也就是10美元。这就是英国最新的厨房进化论。


Street dining is hardly new. Kebab vans in university towns serve oily gunk to sozzled students, on weekends in London, grizzled men hawk frankfurters outside Tube stations. But until recently, smarter nosh was mostly available only in restaurants. Now most big cities have at least one regular street food event, as a London fashion has spread out.
路边摊不是什么新鲜事物了,在大学城里向烂醉的学生出售油炸食品的烤肉串车,在周末的伦敦街头,头发灰白的老头在地铁站外兜售烟熏香肠,但直到最近,精致的餐后点心还是只能在餐馆品尝到。现在,随着伦敦潮流已经传播开来,大多数大城市都至少有一个固定的街头食品项目。


Britain's faltering economy is part of the explanation. " In a recession, people  go into food businesses", says Mark Laurie of NCASS, a trade association for caterers. Setting up a street food stall takes little capital or specialist knowledge.  At Canary Wharf, the traders include a former architect and a bank worker, as well as restaurateurs. Demand is increasing, too. , as pinched customers trade down from restaurants.
英国摇摇欲坠的经济是街头食品流行的部分原因。“在萧条期,人们会选择做食品生意。”服务企业商会NCASS的Mark Laurie说。经营一个食品摊不需要很多钱或者专业知识。在伦敦金融区,经营食品谈的人就包括前建筑师,前银行工作人员以及前餐馆老板。人们对路边摊食物的需求也在增长,因为囊中羞涩的顾客们吃不起餐馆了。


Yet the biggest driver of outdoor eating is officialdom. Local authorities and commercial property developers see street stalls as a means of quickly gingering up struggling high street and sterile 
plazas.
然而外食潮的最大推动者竟是官员。当局和商业地产开发商认为路边摊是使英国的商业街和无菌广场快速恢复活力的一种手段。

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