Thursday, August 28, 2014

Simple Thai Food Book Review



 About the Book

Thai takeout meets authentic, regional flavors in this collection of 100 recipes for easy, economical, and accessible Thai classics--from the rising star behind the blog  She Simmers .

Who can say no to a delicious plate of Pad Thai with Shrimp; a fresh, tangy Green Papaya Salad; golden Fried Spring Rolls; or a rich, savory Pork Toast with Cucumber Relish? Thai food is not only one of the most vibrant, wonderfully varied cuisines in the world, it also happens to be one of the tastiest, and a favorite among American eaters.

The good news is, with the right ingredients and a few basic tools and techniques, authentic Thai food is easily within reach of home cooks. Take it from Leela Punyaratabandhu, a Bangkok native and author of the popular Thai cooking blog She Simmers. In her much-anticipated debut cookbook, Leela shares her favorite recipes for classic Thai fare, including beloved family recipes, popular street food specialties, and iconic dishes from Thai restaurant menus around the world.

All of Leela’s recipes have been tested and tweaked to ensure that even the busiest cook can prepare them at home. With chapters on key ingredients and tools, base recipes, one-plate meals, classic rice accompaniments, and even Thai sweets, Simple Thai Food is a complete primer for anyone who wants to give Thai cooking a try. By the end of the book, you’ll be whipping up tom yam soup and duck red curry that will put your local takeout joint to shame. But perhaps more importantly, you’ll discover an exciting new world of Thai flavors and dishes—including Stir-Fried Chicken with Chile Jam, Leaf-Wrapped Salad Bites, and Crispy Wings with Three-Flavored Sauce—that will open your eyes to all the wonderful possibilities that real Thai cooking has to offer. (Goodreads)

My Review

I love Thai food! I was excited to get this book because I love being able to create food without going out to eat. This book is full of so many dishes that I had ever heard about, which is a good thing! There are soups, snacks, meals, fish, and even ice cream! Coconut ice cream with Jackfruit-yum!! There is also a curry powder recipe that I found helpful because I love curry! In the back of the book is a great glossary on the different ingredients for those of use who have no idea what some things are. 
The only downside is there is an extreme lack of pictures. I love cookbooks but I am a visual person and pictures really add a lot. Also, it's a mixture of recipes so some are easier to make and others require effort but I don't mind in order to get the finishing product!
This is a good cookbook but they could have done better with the pictures. 

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."

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