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.
Hardcover: 372 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press (September 21, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 10.9 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds
About the author
He made his name at Darley Street Thai in Sydney, opened in 1992 upon his return from living and working in Bangkok for several years. He then opened Sailors Thai in 1995, also in Sydney. The success of these restaurants got him noticed by hotelier Christina Ong, who asked him to open a restaurant in one of her COMO hotels.
Thompson has also written a book. Arharn Thai or Thai Food is published by Pavilion Books and is a comprehensive account of Thai Cuisine, covering its history and role in society, as well as numerous recipes and menus.
His latest book is called Thai Street Food and it is a collection of his favourite 100 recipes of the street. A more comprehensive collection is to follow.