The Cookbook

Book - 2014
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Collects five hundred recipes from all regions of Thailand, including such dishes as snail and noodle salad, spicy pork soup with straw mushrooms, sweet boiled shrimp, crab fried rice, and candied sugar palm fruit.
Publisher: London : Phaidon Press Limited, 2014.
ISBN: 9780714865294
Branch Call Number: 641.59593 GABRIEL
Characteristics: 527 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.


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Jul 18, 2016

Beautiful book, but not that accessible. I like to cook, and have eaten Thai food, but have not made much Thai food.

I like a book that gives a little bit of introduction to each recipe: what is it served with/how should I pick dishes that go well together? What to look for in unfamiliar ingredients? What substitutions can be made for hard-to-find things? Unfortunately, the recipes are presented as-is, with no comment on them.

This book would be perfect if you lived in Thailand and were already familiar with the traditional cooking. There are definitely a few things I will make, and it is interesting to read through, but the majority are just a little out of reach due to the lack of supplemental info on ingredients and methods.


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