The Taste of Thailand
The Taste of Thailand cookbook presents 130 Thai recipes. The author is the owner of the former Thai restaurant in London called Chiang Mai. There is a lot of information on Thai ingredients, culture, history, and more. This is a wonderful cookbook with a whole lot to look at!
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 219 pages.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Author: Vatcharin Bhumichitr
Description: As its title suggests, The Taste of Thailand cookbook provides an introduction not only to Thai cooking but to its history and culture as well. Located halfway between India and China, Thailand's unique cuisine offers both the robust spiciness of Bombay and the delicacy of Peking. Its evocative mingling of lemon grass, sweet basil, and coconut milk with subtle herbs and spices, and the incorporation of crisp stir-fried vegetables, curries and rich sauces, have led to a growing recognition of its many pleasures among adventuresome westerners.
This book presents the vast range of Thai cooking in the context of the country that has created it. Vatcharin Bhumichitr -- who runs the best Thai restaurant in London, Chiang Mai -- has traveled extensively in his home country to research the background and history of Thai cooking. From villages of stilt-houses to gilded temples; from floating markets to undiscovered restaurants on the southern coasts; and to the cities, where the brashness of modern living is still offset by the traditions of a shared meal, Bhumichitr has prepared the first comprehensive survey of Thai gastronomy.
At the heart of his book are 130 recipes set out in a style to make them accessible to anyone with a flair for the unusual. Such dishes as Thai noodle soup, beef with lime leaves and chilli, steamed fish with ginger and mushrooms, chicken satay, or delicious coconut custard -- are all here interpreted for the modern cook with full details of the availability of ingredients.
The book is illustrated with an abundance of specially commissioned location photography, together with studio recipe shots supervised by the author. These superb images combined with Bhumichitr's engaging text provide an enticing celebration of the Taste of Thailand that every committed cook and armchair traveler will enjoy.
Condition: Good condition. Interior jacket flap is clipped.
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