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Nov 16, 2004 03:47 PM

Can anyone recommend a good Thai cookbook?

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i alreadt have a copy of Tommy Tang's 'Modern Thai Cooking' - and am interested in checking out few more. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia.


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    1. re: Sven
      The Turtle (Bay) Dove

      I recently bought this book and though I'm more of a cook-from-cookbooks rather than read-cookbooks kind of gal, it's a stunningly gorgeous cookbook and I'm looking forward to having a chance to sit down and read it cover-to-cover. That being said, I also want to COOK from it! Any suggestions of recipes from Hot Sour Salty Sweet that I should rush to make?

    2. Cracking the Coconut: Classic Thai Home Cooking by Su-Mei Yu

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      1. re: rds

        Also see "Dancing Shrimp" by Kasma Loha-unchit - and "Thai Food" by David Thompson.

        1. there is a Thai and Vietnamese cookbook by Mai Pham (sorry, can't remember the title, but she's only written 1-2 cookbooks). It was my first Thai/Vietnamese cookbook and I've used it regularly with great results. has the best sticky rice and mangoes recipie. I also have Su Mei Yu's Cracking the Coconut. Her book is very comprehensive, but time consuming b/c she makes EVERYTHING from scratch, including curry pastes. If you live near a good Asian grocery store, you can cut down the prep time by buying a lot of the curry pastes and sauces.