Beginning with an exploration of Thailand's history and culture, the book then presents an extended section on rice, the centerpiece of the Thai meal. The "cookbook" follows, with a systematic introduction to the Thai kitchen, ingredients, and equipment. The chapter "Food Outside the Meal" is devoted to Thai snacks and vendor food, such as Stir-Fried Crisp Fish with Holy Basil. Noodle dishes include an exemplary pad thai, and sweet dishes like Grilled Bananas with Coconut Cream and Turmeric are also offered.
Readers should know that the recipes, published primarily for an Australian audience, give ingredients in a mix of metric and American measurements and/or with nonmetric equivalents, and that nomenclature is also sometimes foreign ("minced" for "ground" meat, for example). With photos throughout, the book sets a standard for Thai cookbooks to come while helping many cooks achieve the true, richly exotic cuisine. --Arthur Boehm
This book is incredibly detailed and the recipes are time consuming.Published 27 days ago by Jeremy Rilkoff
All fine all good. In time. Good package. Right order. What else.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book provides excellent guidance on how to create the very elusive flabour's of thai food. It's well worth it.Published 6 months ago by Carlo Amunategui
If you are looking for a complete thai cookbook, look no further than Thompson's. Having only gone through the introduction which gives you the coar and roots of thai cooking, I... Read morePublished 18 months ago by RMG
As many reviewers have said, this cookbook does not include many easy 30 minutes recipes. However, the recipes are not as intricate as some reviews make them sound either. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2011 by turbo
Simply Stunning. The best cook book on a single cuisine I have ever read. The Larousse of Thai Food. If all cook books were written like this the world would be a better place,Published on Feb. 28 2004 by "roosterboy12"