The Principles of Thai Cookery by Chef McDang is a beautifully presented encyclopedia of Thai cuisine. Informative, instructional and inspiring, McDang's warm narrative takes the reader on an extensive journey through the history, culture and style of Thai food that starts with background on eating habits, regional differences and foreign influences. Following on are 57 recipes that cover the essentials of Thai cuisine: boiling, grilling, salads, dips, stir-frying, deep-frying, steaming, curries and desserts. Useful tips and references explain cooking methods and sensational photography brings the vibrant colors and textures of Thai food to life. A visual and culinary feast, ‘The Principles of Thai Cookery’ is essential reading for cooks, travelers and anyone who enjoys good food.
This is the standard for anybody who loves Thai food but doesn’t know where to begin. It taught me almost everything I know about Thai food.