Thai Food

by David Thompson

Thai Food by Australian chef David Thompson is a treasure and essential reference for cooks interested in learning about Thai food and culture. Part history, part cookbook, Thai Food is a solidly researched, passionately written book of culinary Thailand, from the simple foods and snacks of street vendors to the lush detail and recipes of the exotic “palace” cuisine of royalty. The first section of the book provides a detailed cultural and social history and a guide to the regions and regional cuisines of Thailand.

A detailed glossary of ingredients and a guide to techniques introduce the hundreds of recipes. Duck and Spring Onion Soup; Grilled Beef Salad; Stir-Fried Crisp Fish with Holy Basil; Pad Thai and Grilled Bananas with Coconut Cream are just a sample of the wide selection of authentic Thai dishes that Thompson translates meticulously for home cooks.

Beautiful design and photography round out the complete package—over 600 pages in all—making Thai Food a rich and beautiful testament to the people, place, and fine cuisine of the region.

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Posted by Food Junkie on May 4, 2004
Categories - Regional, International

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Y. K. Lim December 2, 2009 at 11:05 am

I find the cookbook very interesting and also on the Discovery Channel Culinary Asia – Episode 1.
I tried looking for the name of the street where a lady stallholder was featured selling roadside cooked to order food in which Tom Yam Kun was its top dish. I seek your assistance in getting David’s contact so as to ask him about the name of that particular street that was featured. Tank you


carol December 3, 2009 at 11:06 am

It is a great book, try contacting David’s publisher Ten Speed Press via their website.


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