Thai Street Food: Authentic Recipes, Vibrant Traditions

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Ten Speed Press, 2009 - Cooking - 371 pages
Thai Street Food transports readers straight into the bustling heart of Thailand’s colorful street stalls and markets--from the predawn rounds of monks fanning out along the aisles to the made-to-order stalls ablaze in neon and jammed with hungry locals after dark. Featuring nearly 100 authentic dishes plus lavish photography accompanying every recipe, this stunning cookbook is the definitive guide to Thailand’s culinary street culture. The recipes, such as Steamed Fish with Chilli and Lime Sauce, Pork Satay, Roast Duck and Egg Noodle Soup, and Sweet Banana Roti illuminate the beguiling world of food so integral to the Thais.
Scholar and chef David Thompson lives with a singular passion for Thailand’s customs, culture, and people. Although he claims “It’s all about the food,” this ambitious work shares his insights into the rhythms and nuances of Thai daily life along with a fascinating history of its richly diverse street cuisine. This cookbook is a tempting, inspiring, and authoritative account of Thai street food, the vibrant culinary mosaic rich with community.

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Kanomjin noodles 59
Noon 103
Snacks and sweets
Noodles and noodlesoups 201
Desserts 343
Ingredients and basic preparations 353
Captions for photo essays 364

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\DAVID THOMPSON is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, and author, and the world’s most distinguished scholar of Thai cuisine. His 2002 cookbook, Thai Food, won both James Beard and IACP awards. His London restaurant, nahm, was the first Thai restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star. He divides his time between London and Bangkok.

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