Thai Street Food

Thai Street Food

Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) David Thompson

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  • Publisher: Conran Octopus Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 372 pages
  • Dimensions: 277mm x 337mm x 42mm | 2,885g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1840915587
  • ISBN 13: 9781840915587
  • Illustrations note: 185 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 11,820

Product description

It's hard to imagine a more knowledgeable and inspiring guide to the vibrant world of Thai street food than internationally renowned chef and Thai food expert David Thompson. Join him on a whirlwind tour of the curry shops and stir-fry stalls of Thailand: afloat on the canals of Bangkok, on the streets and in the markets - then try your hand at cooking the fast, fresh and irresistible food that sustains a nation. With Earl Carter's photo essays of Thai street life and exquisite food photography, Thai Street Food so effectively captures the atmosphere of Thailand's streets and markets it's as if you were there. The structure follows the sweep of time as day slips into night, and follows the key times when the Thai people flock onto the streets to eat their food - from Kanom jin Noodles with Fish and Wild Ginger Sauce at noon to delicious Sweet Roast Pork in the late evening.Full of passion and flavour Thai Street Food is a mixture of wonderful atmospheric street photography and simply delicious recipes. Epic and comprehensive in its scope, this is a landmark publication from the westerns world's leading authority on Thai food.

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Author information

Widely acclaimed as the western world's authority on Thai food, David Thompson is one of Australia's foremost chefs, restaurateurs and food writers. He is also an eloquent ambassador for Thai culture. Through his previous book Thai Food, and his acclaimed restaurants in Sydney and London, he has increased the awareness and appreciation of authentic Thai cooking worldwide.

Customer reviews

By Jaco 13 Mar 2011 5

I will start this review and admit that I became addicted to Thai street food after a recent culinary vacation to Thailand. This book has photographs that are full of the same richness that I remember walking the streets and markets of thailand. Now the book is quiet large and has a bit of trouble joining you in the kitchen, that said my dinning table is a great place to walk to and from when you need to check the recipe. That said the recipes are great and with the great pictures it is always easy to get the motivation to try one of the dishes. That said I have always had great conversation after leaving it on the coffee table when people come around.

I recommend this book for people who love Thailand, Thai food, or just beautiful food photography.

Table of contents

Morning: Breakfast and morning snacks; Noon: Lunch, Curry shop, Snacks and sweets, Noodles and noodle soups; Night: Made to order, Chinatown, Desserts; Ingredients and basic preparations; Acknowledgements