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Bangkok : Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand

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From one of the most respected authorities on Thai cooking comes this beautiful and deeply personal ode to Bangkok, the top-ranked travel destination in the world. Every year, more than 16 million visitors flock to Thailand's capital city, and leave transfixed by the vibrant culture and unforgettable food they encounter along the way. Thai cuisine is more popular today than ever, yet there is no book that chronicles the real food that Thai people eat every day--until now. In Bangkok, award-winning author Leela Punyaratabandhu offers 120 recipes that capture the true spirit of the city--from heirloom family dishes to restaurant classics to everyday street eats to modern cosmopolitan fare. Beautiful food and location photography will make this a must-have keepsake for any reader who has fallen under Bangkok's spell.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 188 x 254 x 35mm | 567g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • TEN SPEED PRESS
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 150 Photos
  • 0399578315
  • 9780399578311
  • 404,343

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-This is a truly remarkable collection of cleverly selected recipes. Punyaratabandhu is a gifted storyteller, and her work is an outstanding addition to the Thai cooking canon.- --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW -When Leela Punyaratabandhu is your guide, you eat well. Leela is the rare writer who not only has a deep understanding, passion, and respect for the cultural and gastronomic history of her home country, but also an undying inquisitiveness into cooking technique and a desire to perfect that technique for the home cook. She has the soul of a Bangkokian and the mind of a recipe developer. Leela may have learned to cook from three generations of her family in a nineteenth-century Thai kitchen, but she is a ceaseless tinkerer, always looking to update, adapt, and improve. It's what makes the recipes in this book actually work. In Bangkok you'll find a book that is personal, accessible, and perhaps most importantly, jaw-droppingly delicious.- --J. KENJI LÓPEZ-ALT, author of The Food Lab -No one can argue that Bangkok is one of the world's greatest food cities. Leela Punyaratabandhu--the award-winning food blogger and Thai food expert-- captures the culinary magic of her hometown in this luscious new book, from snacks to curries to Thai iced tea. She has created an authoritative and essential compendium for anyone who cares about Asian food. The section on noodles alone is worth the price of admission.- --JAMES OSELAND, author of Cradle of Flavor and judge on Top Chef Mastersshow more

About Leela Punyaratabandhu

LEELA PUNYARATABANDHU is the author of the award-winning cooking blog She Simmers and the book Simple Thai Food. Her writing has appeared on CNN Travel and the food website Serious Eats. Dividing her time between Chicago and Bangkok, Punyaratabandhu writes about Thai food and Thai restaurants both in the United States and Thailand.show more

Table of contents

My Life as a Bangkokian 1 The Food of Bangkok 5 A Bangkok Kitchen in Chicago 7 About This Book 10 The Bangkok Pantry 12 Savory Bites 30 Rice Accompaniments 74 Set Meals and One-Plate Meals 162 Sweets 266 Basic Recipes 314 Notes on Ingredients 338 Notes on Romanization 349show more

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