- Print Length: 372 Pages
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press
- Publication Date: September 21, 2010
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 158008284X, 1921383453
- ISBN-13: 978-1580082846, 978-1921383458
- File Format: PDF
David Thompson, the author of “Thai Food”, the English-language “bible” of Thai cooking, has done it again!
I lived in Thailand for 3 years, and found the street food to be wonderful. You will find delicious morsels for sale on every street corner in Thailand – many Thais graze all day while running around getting their shopping and work done. This is the first cookbook I have ever found, even in Thailand, that captures all these delicious recipes in one place. The recipes are very authentic and approachable for the home cook. This is Thai “comfort food” at it’s best. And mixed in with the excellent recipes are tons of outstanding photos that really capture the essence of the Thai street scene. As a photography book it could stand alone, even if you never cooked anything from it. But that would be a shame – I tried a couple of my street favorites this week, and the recipes were EXACTLY like I remember the taste.
An outstanding book – but I didn’t expect anything less from David Thompson. If you don’t have his other book, “Thai Food”, you should consider adding that to your collection also. It’s full of recipes that you rarely find in cookbooks outside Thailand (as well as all the old favorites), and some of my very favorites came from that book. Buy them together and you will never need another book on Thai cooking!