Simple Thai Food

Simple Thai Food

Classic Recipes From the Thai Home Kitchen

Book - 2014
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Random House, Inc.
Thai takeout meets authentic, regional flavors in this collection of 100 recipes for easy, economical, and accessible Thai classics--from the rising star behind the blog She Simmers.

Who can say no to a delicious plate of Pad Thai with Shrimp; a fresh, tangy Green Papaya Salad; golden Fried Spring Rolls; or a rich, savory Pork Toast with Cucumber Relish? Thai food is not only one of the most vibrant, wonderfully varied cuisines in the world, it also happens to be one of the tastiest, and a favorite among American eaters.

The good news is, with the right ingredients and a few basic tools and techniques, authentic Thai food is easily within reach of home cooks. Take it from Leela Punyaratabandhu, a Bangkok native and author of the popular Thai cooking blog She Simmers. In her much-anticipated debut cookbook, Leela shares her favorite recipes for classic Thai fare, including beloved family recipes, popular street food specialties, and iconic dishes from Thai restaurant menus around the world.

All of Leela’s recipes have been tested and tweaked to ensure that even the busiest cook can prepare them at home. With chapters on key ingredients and tools, base recipes, one-plate meals, classic rice accompaniments, and even Thai sweets, Simple Thai Food is a complete primer for anyone who wants to give Thai cooking a try. By the end of the book, you’ll be whipping up tom yam soup and duck red curry that will put your local takeout joint to shame. But perhaps more importantly, you’ll discover an exciting new world of Thai flavors and dishes—including Stir-Fried Chicken with Chile Jam, Leaf-Wrapped Salad Bites, and Crispy Wings with Three-Flavored Sauce—that will open your eyes to all the wonderful possibilities that real Thai cooking has to offer.

Baker & Taylor
The blogger for She Summers presents a collection of accessible and economical Thai classics that can be readily prepared by busy American home cooks, offering such options as Pad Thai with Shrimp, Tom Yum Soup and Pork Satay with Peanut Sauce. 15,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Presents a collection of accessible and economical Thai classics that can be readily prepared by busy American home cooks, offering such options as pad Thai with shrimp, tom yum soup, and pork satay with peanut sauce.

Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781607745235
Branch Call Number: 641.59593 P969s
Characteristics: 227 pages : b color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Feb 13, 2017

I was delighted that the recipes in this book really taste like the stuff I get in Thai restaurants. Very satisfying! I took liberties with the ingredients that were hard to find, and was still very pleased with the outcome. The red curry is delicious and the chicken and cashew (I used tofu and cashew) turned out great. I recommend this book to any adventurous cook.

ChristyH Jul 23, 2015

The recipes in this book are more complicated than the title implies but they are worth the effort! Most of the ingredients mentioned could be found at local specialty grocery stores. The descriptions for each recipe were wonderful and the author is clearly passionate about Thai cooking and culture. The green curry paste was amazing and very authentic. The pad thai was also fantastic and just like something you would get a good Thai restaurant. Highly recommend this book if you enjoy Thai food!


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