Simply Thai Cooking Paperback – Sep 6 2003
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About the Author
Wandee Young opened one of the very first Thai restaurants in North America and is a major contributor to the explosion of interest in Thai cooking.
Byron Ayanoglu was a personal chef for Mick Jagger and Robert DeNiro and is now a food writer.
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Back in the kitchen, the recipes are organized by main ingredient (with an index of English and Thai names), and side bars describe the dishes and their preparation in brief. The steps in each recipe are well described and easy to follow. After a few recipes, I started to find the steps similar, even predictable. Some steps can be done in different orders to make kitchen cleanup easier.
It really is simple. Now I feel comfortable substituting this or that vegetable or meat. The authors sometimes offer such tips. This book taught me to cook in the Thai style! Thank you!
Some of the humor sprinkled throughout the book is an unexpected surprise. I love the spicy chili sauce recipe where the last step is "call the fire department".
If I had one quibble with this book, it would be that more photographs of the completed recipes would be helpful. Even so it is not a major issue.
All in all a good investment if you want to learn how to cook Thai food. And if you are like me, living in an area that is devoid of neighborhood Thai restaurants, it is a necessity for those of us who need our Thai "fix" on a regular basis.
The dishes are delicious, easy to prepare and fun to make. As well, they are impressive served to company and make exotic pot-luck contributions, sure to get rave reviews. And tofu never tasted so great! Definitely worth adding to your collection if you love flavourful food.
Highly recommend it but suggest you plan on taking your time. Depending on the recipe it can take a couple of hours for prep + cooking time. I put on my 'Cooking' iTunes playlist and my wife and I share the prep work and drink a glass of wine. I'll almost always rope my friends into helping when I cook for them. It's fun!
Most recent customer reviews
Bought this as a christmas gift. Peeked through it quickly.
Seems like a nice little book.
Terrific cookbook- recipes are easy to follow and delicious!Published 6 months ago by marketing1000
If you love Thai food, this book is for you! I've been to Thailand and lived in the UK. The Green Curry is on par with the best I've had!Published 17 months ago by Hugh Jass
Nice book! I have only tried a couple of recipes so far and the quality is fantastic.Published 24 months ago by Henry Bada
Uses good basic ingredients and has excellent directions! The items we have prepared have been wonderful . . . I am looking forward to making more.Published on March 6 2013 by Cathy Miller
This book is excellent , well written and explained, following the instruction create Thai cooking
The food tastes just like in a Thai restaurant
I just got this book and I'm very disappointed; even thought, I haven't prepared a thing. There is some picture but it doesn't reference the name of the food that's in the picture. Read morePublished on May 29 2004 by John Kelan