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Paperback The Original Thai Cookbook Book

ISBN: 0399510338

ISBN13: 9780399510335

The Original Thai Cookbook

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The first complete, authentic Thai cookbook published in America, with more than 140 traditional, kitchen-tested recipes from Thailand's rich cultural heritage. Healthful and slimming as well as glamorous and delicious, this is the latest Far Eastern cuisine to sweep the country. The Original Thai Cookbook is replete with mouthwatering recipes of a new and gourmet cuisine, one that appeals to America's long-time love for Oriental food. The Original...

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6 ratings

Fun to try new recipes

You can't go wrong if you want to make Thai food. This is a great book

Authentic and Easy

We spent six weeks in Thailand, traveling the country from top to bottom. We kept a daily diary based upon what we ate and where we ate it. Most of the places we ate at were tiny cafe-style shops with one person both cooking and running the place. Loving Thai food, I made copious notes of the ingredients I could identify by sight, and asked the cook to point to ingredients I didn't understand. If he/she didn't have the product, I would write out a phonetic pronounciation of the Thai word, then go to the local market and ask the merchants to show me this item. (Needless to say, the vendors had a good laugh at my wild gesturing and mis-pronunciation.) Thailand was a great adventure and a feast for the palate. I came home with a dozen recipes of my favorite foods and went straight to the bookstore to compare the ingredients of "my" recipes with those of the Thai cookbooks available. Jennifer was dead-on. Her recipes were almost identical in simple ingredient composition and perfectly replicated the fresh flavors we had so recently experienced. Simple, delicious, and always successful. Jennifer demonstrates that good Thai cooking can be easy!

The Original Thai Cookbook

I wish to congratulate this book because this is the only book I've turned to in "drastic times" - times where I've had to impress my friends that I can cook Thai food. Being Thai, the recipes had to be right and taste good. Well, it has served me well time and time again. Jennifer Brennan, Congratulations!

The best comprehensive cookbook on Thai food in English

I've travelled extensively and frequently in Thailand since 1972 and find this cookbook to be the single best authoratative guide to Thai cooking in English. It helps she gives the Thai spelling of ingredients, as you can take it with you to a Thai grocery store and be sure you are getting exactly what you need. She gives clear directions, especially for using ingredients new to a Western cook. And the recipes taste not only terrific, but 'right.'

a very complete book, great original thai recipes

First it contains practically all the recipes you could eat in Thailand while on vacation and some more. Second it not only uses original ingredients, but also think to indicate alternatives in a well-done glossary, so that you don't necesseraly need to get (at great cost) (all the) exotic ingredients. Third it also contains some valuable and interesting informations/background about Thailand and its cooking. I was delightfully surprised how much I could do with this little,affordable paperback and could only praised it. PS: the recipes taste great ... really ought to taste it.

Comprehensive recipe collection/interesting Thai anecdotes

This was my first Thai cookbook and now with 5 others in my collection, it's still the one I turn to most. The recipes contain more ingredients than the do other cookbooks for the same dish. This lengthens preparation times but makes me trust the authenticity more. The curry recipes produce complexly flavored, thick, very rich sauces. If you prefer thinner sauces, look at other books which dilute the coconut milk with chicken stock. This book also has amusing and informative anecdotes about Thai cooking and Thai life. There are many helpful explanations about those ingredients which are strange to Westerners. Like most Thai cookbooks, there are occasional imprecisions - just exactly how much is a "piece" of galanga? But the bottom line is this is the best Thai cookbook I've found.
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