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Bangkok Street Food: Cooking & Traveling in Thailand
Bangkok Street Food
Cooking & Traveling in Thailand
Paperback      ISBN: 9020987836

The definitive guide to cooking and traveling in Thailand, featuring full of tips on local customs and eating habits.

Real Vietnamese Cooking: Everyday Favorites from the Street to the Kitchen
Real Vietnamese Cooking
Everyday Favorites from the Street to the Kitchen
Paperback      ISBN: 0804852871
Take a culinary tour from home as you explore Southeast Asia's most exciting cuisine

Real Vietnamese Cooking combines the collective culinary wisdom of three intrepid food explorers who spent many years training with Vietnam's best chefs while scouring city streets and country kitchens in search of tastes few foreigners experience. It introduces readers to local takes on classic dishes, as well as lesser-known favorites--all delicious and accessible, made with easy-to-find ingredients. Filled with 88 recipes, this cookbook will give you a taste of the varied flavors of this coastal country.

Along the way, in between bites, you'll also learn the origins and background of Vietnam's rich culinary development. With personal anecdotes from the authors, you'll get an inside look at Vietnam's unique culture and why it is becoming such a popular travel destination.

From the French colonial influence to the contributions of Asian immigrant groups, you'll learn about:
  • The ever evolving Banh Mi sandwich
  • The surprisingly short history of pho
  • The complex crafting of noodles
  • The foodie flair of the next generation of young chefs
  • The nation's exploding craft-beer scene
  • The amazing variety of dishes served at working class lunch counters

Fusing traditional takes with street-savvy secrets and of-the-moment trends, Real Vietnamese Cooking offers a treasure trove of tastes you'll turn to again and again.
Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream
Mango and Peppercorns
A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream
Hardcover      ISBN: 1797202243
A powerful memoir of resilience, friendship, family, and food from the acclaimed chefs behind the award-winning Hy Vong Vietnamese restaurant in Miami.

Through powerful narrative, archival imagery, and 20 Vietnamese recipes that mirror their story, Mango & Peppercorns is a unique contribution to culinary literature.

In 1975, after narrowly escaping the fall of Saigon, pregnant refugee and gifted cook Tung Nguyen ended up in the Miami home of Kathy Manning, a graduate student and waitress who was taking in displaced Vietnamese refugees. This serendipitous meeting evolved into a decades-long partnership, one that eventually turned strangers into family and a tiny, no-frills eatery into one of the most lauded restaurants in the country.

Tung's fierce practicality often clashed with Kathy's free-spirited nature, but over time, they found a harmony in their contrasts--a harmony embodied in the restaurant's signature mango and peppercorns sauce.

- IMPORTANT, UNIVERSAL STORY: An inspiring memoir peppered with recipes, it is a riveting read that will appeal to fans of Roy Choi, Ed Lee, Ruth Reichl, and Kwame Onwuachi.
- TIMELY TOPIC: This real-life American dream is a welcome reminder of our country's longstanding tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants. This book adds a touchpoint to that larger conversation, resonating beyond the bookshelf.
- INVENTIVE COOKBOOK: This book is taking genre-bending a step further, focusing on the story first and foremost with 20 complementary recipes.

Perfect for:

- Fans of culinary nonfiction
- Fans of Ruth Reichl, Roy Choi, Kwame Onwuachi, and Anya Von Bremzen
- Home cooks who are interested in Asian food and cooking
True Thai: The Modern Art of Thai Cooking
True Thai
The Modern Art of Thai Cooking
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688099173

True Thai is one of those rare and important cookbooks where cuisine and culture meet. Food lovers will come away with layers of understanding, discovering the soul of a country where cuisine is a sacred art.

True Thai takes us from the jostling Bangkok streets and canals to countryside rice paddles and mango groves, from distant mountain villages to Thailand's stately Royal Palace, delivering True Thai taste in every sense of the word.

Victor Sodsook, a native Thai, chef/owner of Los Angeles's celebrated Siamese Princess restaurant, has written the authoritative Thai cookbook that American cooks have been waiting for. True Thai satisfies an increasing public interest in the seductive flavors of Thai cuisine, and a decreasing emphasis on high-fat, high-calorie red meats, eggs, and oils. The lively, easy-to-follow recipes are tailor-made for today's adventurous, aware cook.

Most of the tools and ingredients used in True Thai are probably already in your kitchen. And its wide-ranging glossary of ingredients will help you select the most flavorful spices and freshest produce, as well as the best brands of key Thai ingredients like coconut milk and fish sauce. Among True Thai's 250 recipes, you'll find the many Thai dishes that have already won over Americans, such as Crispy Sweet Rice Noodles (mee krob) and soothing, aromatic Chicken-Coconut Soup with Siamese Ginger and Lemon Grass (tom kha kai). Everything is here, from the deliciously spiced barbecued chickens found in Thai provinces to the elaborate and time honored cuisines served to Thailand's royal family, such as King Rama V's Fried Rice. Since Thailand teems with both fresh- and saltwater fish and shellfish, you'll find an abundance of healthful, provocative seafood dishes, such as Ayuthaya Haw Mok Talay, a scrumptious mousse of curried fish, shrimp, and crab, redolent with chili and coconut milk, grilled and served in fragrant banana leaves.

Surprisingly light preparations for meat include Fiery Grilled Beef Salad, a classic of Bangkok cafe cuisine, and mu kratiem phrik Thai, a simple stir-fry of pork medallions sizzling with garlic and black pepper. The Thai Vegetarian Cooking chapter is really a whole book unto itself, encompassing its own blend of curry pastes, soups, appetizers, entrees, and one-dish meals-all completely free of animal or fish products. The Thai Salads chapter showcases such recipes as Coconut, Lemon, and Ginger Salad or Grilled Lobster Salad with Green Mango that demonstrate the great variety and sensuousness of this branch of Thai cooking. Drinks and desserts include such ethereal treats as Rose-Petal Sorbet and the refreshingly herbaceous Lemon Grass Tea, wonderful either hot or cold. There's also a chapter that shows how to marry these newfound Thai tastes with classic American cooking, through such improvisations as Bangkok Burgers with Marinated, Grilled Onions and Spicy Thai Ketchup.

True Thai is more than a cookbook; it is a collection of grace notes exemplifying Thai cuisine's dedication to pleasing the senses. There's even a chapter on preparing Thai-style table decorations, many of them as edible as they are lovely.

True Thai's 250 recipes, each with helpful and fascinating notes, present Thai cuisine with simplicity and elegance. True That is the most authentic, authoritative, and accessible Thai cookbook ever printed in English.

Amboy: Recipes from the Filipino-American Dream
Amboy
Recipes from the Filipino-American Dream
Hardcover      ISBN: 1328931730
Filipino recipes from the the creator of the legendary Eggslut in LA, host of the hit online series The Burger Show, and the most prominent Filipino chef in the US.

Alvin Cailan has risen to become arguably the most high-profile chef in America's Filipino food movement. He took the food scene by storm when he opened the now-legendary Eggslut in Los Angeles, a foodie cult favorite specializing in affordable but sophisticated egg sandwiches. Alvin also hosts the popular The Burger Show on First We Feast's YouTube channel, with many episodes exceeding 1 million views and guests such as Seth Rogen and Padma Lakshmi. Alvin's story of success, however, is an unlikely one. He emerged from his youth spent as part of an immigrant family in East LA feeling like he wasn't Filipino enough to be Filipino and not American enough to be an American, thus amboy, the term for a Filipino raised in America. He had to first overcome cultural traditions and family expectations to find his own path to success, and this unique cookbook tells that story through his recipes.
An: To Eat: Recipes and Stories from a Vietnamese Family Kitchen
An: To Eat
Recipes and Stories from a Vietnamese Family Kitchen
Hardcover      ISBN: 0762458356

In Vietnamese, "AN" means "TO EAT," a happy coincidence, since the An family has built an award-winning restaurant empire -- including the renowned celebrity favorite Crustacean Beverly Hills -- that has been toasted by leading food press, including Bon App (c)t, Gourmet, InStyle and the Food Network. Helene An, executive chef and matriarch of the House of An, is hailed as the "mother of fusion" and was inducted into the Smithsonian Institute for her signature style that brings together Vietnamese, French, and California- fresh influences. Now her daughter Jacqueline tells the family story and shares her mother's delicious and previously "secret" recipes, including "Mama's" Beef Pho, Drunken Crab, and Oven-Roasted Lemongrass Chicken.

Helene's transformation from pampered "princess" in French Colonial Vietnam, to refugee then restaurateur, and her journey from Indochina's lush fields to family kitchen gardens in California are beautifully chronicled throughout the book. The result is a fascinating peek at a lost world, and the evolution of an extraordinary cuisine. The 100 recipes in An: To Eat feature clean flavors, simple techniques, and unique twists that could only have come from Helene's personal story.
The Vietnamese Market Cookbook: Spicy, Sour, Sweet
The Vietnamese Market Cookbook
Spicy, Sour, Sweet
Hardcover      ISBN: 0762453842
Bring the Flavor of Vietnam to Your Kitchen

Salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and spicy: these are the flavorful tenets of Vietnamese cuisine. This exhilarating culinary culture is rich but light, deeply flavorful but made with simple ingredients, and filling while also easy to prepare. That's the message that authors Van Tran and Anh Vu wanted to bring to a hungry crowd when they opened their banh mi stall in London, an international city that surprisingly lacked the tastes of the authors' childhoods in Hanoi. As their business expanded, The Vietnamese Market Cookbook followed. The recipes are simpler than you might think but explode with the purest flavors of vegetables, seafood, lean meats, spices, chiles, and treasured Vietnamese condiments like fish sauce. Old and new favorites collide: Asparagus and Crabmeat Soup, Papaya Salad with Crispy Anchovies, Claypot Chicken with Ginger, Sea Bass Carpaccio, Kumquat Jasmine Iced Tea, and Cr Caramel. From chapters like "Sweetness and Happiness" to "Spiciness and Adventure" and "Saltiness and Healing," this lusciously filling book will bring a little bit of Vietnam into your home.
True Thai: Real Flavors for Every Table
True Thai
Real Flavors for Every Table
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789336707

Accessible and authentic, chef Hong Thaimee's first book shows readers how to bring the flavors of Thai comfort food home, sharing her favorite family dishes, classic Thai recipes, and Thai-American inspirations from her award-winning restaurant in New York City. Thai is one of the world's most popular cuisines, and chef Hong Thaimee serves the best Thai food in New York City, says The Village Voice. Now, in her first cookbook, she guides readers through the techniques and traditions of Thai comfort food, with family recipes and new takes on famous Thai dishes, including perfect Pad Thai, the Ultimate Green Curry, an Issan-style shabu-shabu party, and more.
Hong provides a glossary of traditional Thai ingredients and staple condiments, illuminating a world of overlapping flavors both new and familiar. Armchair travelers and globe-trotting gourmands will thrill at the stunning photographs from the fields, beaches, markets, and streets of Thailand, while easy-to-follow recipes and helpful tips make this a perfect introduction to authentic, modern Thai cooking for adventurous beginners and more experienced cooks alike.
Full of street-food snacks, fresh salads, vibrant stir-fries, savory curries, elegant seafood and rustic grilled recipes, old-school Thai classics, the most popular Thai-American dishes from her menu, and both traditional and new desserts, True Thai presents the best of Thai cuisine and culture from an expert guide.

Rosa's Thai Café: The Cookbook
Rosa's Thai Café
The Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 1566560977

Succulent street food, family favorites, mouthwatering regional dishes. This comprehensive new book from acclaimed chef, Saiphin Moore, looks at dishes from across Thailand in over 100 recipes. The recipes feature traditional and regional Thai dishes--and a whole lot of modern variations as well. Saiphin Moore's first book tells you how to cook Thai food in style, with delicious street-food recipes that are quick to make and go well with a modern lifestyle. Her enthusiasm is beautifully displayed in her collection of family-style dishes that appeals to all appetites and adventure levels. Each recipe is clearly explained and vividly photographed and is sure to motivate home cooks to get into the kitchen to whip up tasty Thai fare. Divided into nine chapters (small bites, salads, soups, curries, stir-fries, grills and marinades, noodles and rice, sweet things, and basics) and in keeping with its contemporary twist on authentic Thai cuisine, Rosa's Thai Caf Cookbook celebrates traditional Thai cooking techniques and features dishes from her restaurant as well as family favorites from her frequent trips back home. Recipes range from the aromatic Beef Massaman Curry to the Soft Shell Crab Salad, Larb Spring Rolls, homemade Sriracha Sauce and Mangoes with Sticky Rice. From food truck owner to celebrated restaurateur, Saiphin clearly knows her way around Pad Thais and spiced curries. This beautiful cookbook is a must-have for the Thai food lover and an essential addition to the foodie bookshelf.

The Food of Northern Thailand: A Cookbook
The Food of Northern Thailand
A Cookbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 045149749x
JAMES BEARD AWARD FINALIST - Welcome to a beautiful, deep dive into the cuisine and culture of northern Thailand with a documentarian's approach, a photographer's eye, and a cook's appetite.

Known for its herbal flavors, rustic dishes, fiery dips, and comforting noodles, the food of northern Thailand is both ancient and ever evolving. Travel province by province, village by village, and home by home to meet chefs, vendors, professors, and home cooks as they share their recipes for Muslim-style khao soi, a mild coconut beef curry with boiled and crispy fried noodles, or spiced fish steamed in banana leaves to an almost custard-like texture, or the intense, numbingly spiced meat salads called laap.

Featuring many recipes never before described in English and snapshots into the historic and cultural forces that have shaped this region's glorious cuisine, this journey may redefine what we think of when we think of Thai food.