A freelance journalist specializing in food writing, Chawadee Nualkhair has lived in Thailand on and off since 1995. She currently lives in Bangkok with her husband and two children. Chawadee can claim expertise in her chosen field because she has been eating all her life. Her latest book, the third edition of “Thailand’s Top Street Food”, comes out at the end of this year.
I got my first copy at 18, when I didn’t know a thing about vegetarian cooking. Now that I have many more plant-based days in my week, I use it from time to time and get comfort from the hand-drawn recipes.
I got a copy of this book when I went to cooking school at Ferrandi. We called it the “brown book” and had to study it like a bible. It’s still a great resource when I want to make something classically French.