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Feb 12, 2010 09:43 AM

Thai Cookbook?

I would like to buy a good Thai cookbook. I'm thinking of hosting a Thai dinner in a couple of months and this is one cuisine I have no cookbooks for. I absolutely love Thai food and would like to start cooking at home. Since I live in L.A., I should have easy access to needed ingredients.

What are your favorite Thai cookbooks? I would like something rather comprehensive so I could try to make all of my favorites. And I know Thai food can traditionally be made to be VERY spicy...I like spice, but am not looking for a book that really focuses on the firey side of Thai.

The one book I saw on Amazon that looks interesting is"Thailand: The Beautiful Cookbook"...pricey, but seems well received.

Thanks for the suggestions! :-)

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    1. re: Miss Needle

      Agree - this cookbook rocks. Especially if you have access to the ingredients. I've made many recipes from it and love it... Might have to dig it out this weekend!


      1. I ended up getting "Thai Food" by David a used copy yesterday from Amazon Marketplace (binding needs reglued...but otherwise excellent condition) for $26.99! What a cookbook! Since I live in Los Angeles, chances are I can find most of these ingredients without too much of a problem. I really want to try to make some of these recipes.

        I actually have a young Thai chef who lives in my building...I only know him to say "Hi"...but I think I'll have to enlist his help for suggestions!

        Thanks for the suggestions!

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        1. I agree, if you're going to get just one book, that's the one I'd get. But if you feel like getting some other cookbooks, let me suggest-World Food Thailand-Lonely Planet , Kasma Loha-Unchit -It Rains Fishes & Dancing Shrimp, Nancie McDermott-Real Thai & Quick & Easy Thai, Mini C-100 Great Thai Dishes, Martin Boetz-Modern Thai Food , & Su-Mei Yu-Cracking the Coconut & Asian Grilling.