Thai Street Food: Authentic Recipes, Vibrant Traditions

Thai Street Food: Authentic Recipes, Vibrant Traditions


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: 15 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 158008284X
  • ISBN 13: 9781580082846
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, frontispiece
  • Sales rank: 54,018

Product description

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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Author information

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.

Review quote

“David Thompson’s latest is not only a phenomenal primer in authentic Thai cooking, it is a work of art--full of some of the most gorgeous food photographs ever taken. I dearly love this book.”   --James Oseland, editor in chief of "Saveur" and author of "Cradle of Flavor"   “Spend time with David Thompson’s "Thai Street Food" as I have. Take in the images and contemplate the tastes. Then immerse yourself by preparing the food. This is a revelatory work.”   --Andrea Nguyen, author of "Into the Vietnamese Kitchen"   “Generous photographs full of life raise this appreciative and knowledgeable exploration of classic Thai street foods to a new level. We are transported instantly to Bangkok’s street-side restaurants and stalls, where from early morning to late-night, Thai culinary flare is on dazzling display.”   --Naomi Duguid, coauthor of "Hot Sour Salty Sweet" " "

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