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Thai Street Food: Authentic Recipes, Vibrant Traditions

Thai Street Food: Authentic Recipes, Vibrant Traditions

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By (author) David Thompson, By (photographer) Earl Carter

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  • Publisher: TEN SPEED PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 371 pages
  • Dimensions: 274mm x 330mm x 36mm | 2,790g
  • Publication date: 21 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 158008284X
  • ISBN 13: 9781580082846
  • Illustrations note: 185 4-COLOR PHOTOS
  • Sales rank: 60,965

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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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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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"An entirely over-the-top, large-format volume on the joys of Thai street food." --Wall Street Journal Asia, Holiday Gift Guide, 2010 "Rest easy knowing that what a Thai vendor produces from a rickety cart on the side of a busy thoroughfare, you should be able to approximate in a modern kitchen." --Austin Chronicle, Best of 2010 List "Get swept away to the busy streets of Thailand with gorgeous location photos and authentic recipes for unique food that is amazingly complex, spicy, and humble." --Bon Appetit, Our Favorite Cookbooks 2010, December Issue "A coffee-table-size love letter to the art of Thai food hawkers." --Portland Oregonian, Best of 2010, 12/21/10 "The pictures alone are enough to sell this coffee-table book of Thai street food. Sure, there are recipes too--for dishes such as grilled pork skewers, steamed fish curry, and pad Thai--but it would be nerve-racking to take such a gorgeous book into the kitchen and risk oil splatters and fingerprints." --The Atlantic's Food Channel, Top Food Books of 2010, 12/17/10 "Chock-full of drool-worthy photos, this oversize book would look right at home on a coffee table. It'll likely stay in the kitchen, though, once you start learning how to make exotic snacks like crunchy prawn cakes and banana fritters." --Entertainment Weekly, 12/17/10 "My other favorite book came out in the U.S. this year. It's David Thompson's "Thai Street Food." I talked about it in 2009 because that's when I got the European release. Now America has the book. Yep, it can double as a doorstop, given its weight and size. But I cook from it. Check the Thai chicken biriyani (khao mok gai) recipe for a sampling of what Thompson's book offers." --Andrea Nguyen, Viet World Kitchen, 2010 Cookbook Picks, 12/11/10 "This oversized, gorgeously photographed ode to the street food culture of Thailand has one major drawback. It might awaken hunger that only a plane ticket can cure. . . .

Table of contents

Introduction 27   MORNING 31 Breakfast and morning snacks 37 Kanom jin noodles 59   NOON 103 Lunch 109 Curry shop 151 Snacks and sweets 173 Noodles and noodle soups 201   NIGHT 247 Made to order 253 Chinatown 291 Desserts 313   Ingredients and basic preparations 353 Acknowledgements 363 Captions for photo essays 364 Index 368