“A new cookbook by writer, chef, and sometimes television host Katie Chin reveals how easy it is to bring Thai flavors into American home kitchens.” – Seriouseats.com
“Katie Chin, sometimes referred to as the “Asian Rachael Ray,” puts forth a winning collection of accessible Thai dishes. A fine introduction to one of the world’s most popular cuisines.” – Publishers Weekly
In Everyday Thai Cooking, Katie Chin a chef hailed as the ‘Asian Rachel Ray’ by her many fans shares her recipe secrets along with tips, tools, and techniques that enable you to easily bring delectable homemade Thai dishes to your table!
As the daughter of award-winning restaurateur Leeann Chin, Katie’s heritage has been deeply rooted in the cultivation of fine Asian cuisine. Katie has since taken the culinary world by storm as a well-respected food writer, television personality, and now published author.
Katie is a success among the cooking community, however, her true reward stems from her success at home. As working mother of toddler twins, Katie realized a need for simple, easy and delicious Thai recipes that call for accessible ingredients and Everyday Thai Cooking delivers just that.
Everyday Thai Cooking offers basic recipes for staple dishes that include both homemade and store-bought options. From appetizers to desserts, each step-by-step recipe lists preparation times (most within thirty minutes) and alternates for less accessible ingredients. Illustrated with mouthwatering color photographs, Everyday Thai Cooking features more than 100 simple Thai recipes that includes:
- Crunchy Siam Spring Rolls
- Tom Yum Goong
- Crispy Mango Chicken
- Shaking Beef
- Fragrant Coconut Fish in Banana Leaves
- Mee Krob
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Hardcover with Jacket edition (August 6, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 9.4 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
About the author
Chef Katie Chin was born and raised in Minneapolis by her award winning restaurateur mother, Leeann Chin. As a schoolgirl, Katie assisted in her mother’s catering jobs and, later, worked in the restaurants.
She used her mother’s first cookbook to give dinner parties in her dorm room in college. But as a time-pressed adult, Katie adopted the contemporary cuisine of her peers–restaurant food, takeout and Haagen Dazs. Until her mother intervened: “If you go to a restaurant and sit down, it’s two hours!” Leeann told her daughter. “In that time you could make something healthy!”
Feeling inspired and back in touch with her culinary roots, Katie quit her job as a film and television marketing executive to run her catering company, Double Happiness Catering. Specializing in Pan-Asian cuisine, Katie catered many celebrity-studded events for the high fashion and entertainment industries.
Katie is author of “300 Best Rice Cooker Recipes” (Robert Rose Publishing) and co-author of “Everyday Chinese Cooking” (Clarkson Potter). She also co-hosted the 2003 national PBS cooking series, “Double Happiness,” in conjunction with her mother, Leeann. Katie has made numerous appearances on national television including demos on The Today Show, The Daily Buzz as well as Specials for The Food Network and Fine Living. She has been featured in Glamour, Family Circle, Cooking Light, Bon Appetit, Self Magazine, Angeleno Magazine, Hampton Magazine, Elle Magazine, Daily Candy, Daily Variety, Real Simple, The Los Angeles Times and Ventura Blvd Magazine. Katie recently served as a guest judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America and as a featured guest on Cooking Channel’s Food(ography) and Good Day New York. She currently serves as the Culinary Ambassador to City of Hope and its Super Foods initiative.
Based in Los Angeles, Katie divides her time posting recipes to her blog, www.thesweetandsourchronicles.com, working on her next cookbook, throwing karaoke dinner parties and caring for her toddler twins. Katie shares a passion for Asian cuisine, style and culture and is committed to teaching the American public that the very best Asian cooking can be achieved in a real home kitchen, by real people, on real schedules.