Knack Thai Cooking: A Step-by-Step Guide to Authentic Dishes Made Easy

Overview

Thai food is fast becoming one of the most popular of world cuisines, with good reason! From Pad Thai to Drunken Noodles, Chicken Satay to curries of all colors and flavors, it dazzles the taste buds and seduces the senses. But to take the mystery out of preparing Thai food, plenty of visual inspiration and information is a must. Enter Knack Thai Cooking. With a stunning array of color photos and recipes, this book makes it easier than ever to make your favorite Thai dishes right at home. Before you know it, ...

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Overview

Thai food is fast becoming one of the most popular of world cuisines, with good reason! From Pad Thai to Drunken Noodles, Chicken Satay to curries of all colors and flavors, it dazzles the taste buds and seduces the senses. But to take the mystery out of preparing Thai food, plenty of visual inspiration and information is a must. Enter Knack Thai Cooking. With a stunning array of color photos and recipes, this book makes it easier than ever to make your favorite Thai dishes right at home. Before you know it, you’ll have embarked on an unforgettable culinary adventure.

350 full-color photos
100 recipes & 250 variations
Supplies & Staple Ingredients
Appetizers
• Soups
Chicken/Poultry
• Beef
• Pork
Vegetarian
• Seafood
Rice
• Noodles
• Curries
Salads
• Desserts
• Drinks

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599217826
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Series: Knack: Make It easy
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 776,112
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Darlene Anne Schmidt is the official About.com Guide to Thai Food. Marriage into a Southeast Asian family immersed her early on in Thai cuisine and cooking techniques. Thereafter she traveled throughout Thailand, studying cooking with various chefs. In North America, she has given numerous Thai cooking classes and demonstrations. 
 
Emily Heller is a commercial and fine art photo-grapher based in San Francisco, California. She previously worked as a photo editor for Time, Inc. and Barnes and Noble Publishing, and as a set decorator for television commercials, music videos, and feature films—with clients including
Coca-Cola, Toshiba, and Sean “Puffy” Combs. Visit her at www.emilyheller.com.

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Table of Contents

Knack Soup Classics

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Getting Started

 Soup Basics

 Types of Soup

 Stockpots

 Slow Cooker

 Pressure Cooker

 Food Processor

Chapter 2: Gadgets and Accessories

 Ladles and Spoons

 Fat Separators

 Soup Mugs and Bowls

 Strainers and Sieves

 Blenders and Whisks

 Thermoses

Chapter 3: How to Thicken and Store Soups

 Roux

 Slurries

 Reduction

 Purees

 Cool and Freeze Soup

 Thaw Soup

Chapter 4: Broths and Stocks

 Chicken Broth

 Chicken Stock

 Beef Broth

 Beef Stock

 Seafood Stock

 Vegetable Broth

Chapter 5: Chicken and Poultry Soups

 Chicken Noodle Soup

 Chicken Dumpling Soup

 Turkey Bisque

 Mulligatawny Soup

 Spicy Chicken Chowder

 Waterzooie

 

Chapter 6: Beef Soups

 Beef Barley Soup

 Vegetable Beef Soup

 Italian Wedding Soup

 Beef Borscht

 Minestrone

 Albondigas

Chapter 7: Pork and Ham Soups

 Tex-Mex Pork Chowder

 Bean and Bacon Soup

 Split Pea Ham Soup

 Meatball Cheese Chowder

 Senate Bean Soup

 Creamy Corn and Bacon Soup

Chapter 8: Fish Soups

 Creole Fish Soup

 Seafood Corn Chowder

 Mariner’s Soup

 Smoked Salmon Bisque

 Salmon Miso Soup

 Bourride

Chapter 9: Shellfish Soups

 Manhattan Clam Chowder

 New England Clam Chowder

 Shrimp Bisque

 Oyster Soup

 Shrimp Mushroom Soup

 Cioppino

Chapter 10: Vegetable Soups 

 Vegetable Rice Soup

 Cream of Asparagus Soup

 Chilled Beet Borscht

 Sweet Potato Soup

 Beer Cheese Vegetable Soup

 Creamy French Onion Soup

Chapter 11: Gumbos

 Cajun Gumbo

 Shrimp Gumbo

 Chicken Gumbo

 Sausage Gumbo

 Gumbo Z'Herbs

 Vegetarian Gumbo

Chapter 12: Tomato Soups

 Gazpacho

 Bloody Mary Soup

 Sun-Dried Tomato Chowder

 Roasted Tomato Soup

 Tomato Bisque

 Three Tomato Pasta Soup

Chapter 13: Potato Soups

 Bacon Potato Chowder

 Two Potato Chowder

 Vichyssoise

 Cream of Potato Soup

 Loaded Baked Potato Soup

 Sweet Potato Bisque  

Chapter 14: Lentil Soups

 Creamy Lentil Bisque

 Lentil and Potato Soup

 Lentil Scotch Broth

 Lentil Soup

 Lentil Chickpea Soup

 Barley Lentil Beef Soup

Chapter 15: Mushroom Soups

 Mushroom Egg Drop Soup

 Cream of Mushroom Soup

 Pumpkin Mushroom Bisque

 Mushroom Wild Rice Chowder

 Curried Mushroom Bisque

 Mushroom Barley Soup

Chapter 16: Bean Soups

 Vegetable Bean Soup

 Pasta e Fagioli

 Black Bean Soup

 Ham White Bean Chowder

 Black-Eyed Pea Soup

 Tunisian Chickpea Soup

Chapter 17: Strictly Vegetarian Soups  

 Vegetarian Minestrone

 Broccoli Bisque

 Roasted Pepper Soup

 Vegetable Barley Soup

 Squash Bisque

 Tomato Basil Soup

Chapter 18: Farmers’ Market Soups

 Quinoa Vegetable Soup

 White Gazpacho

 Cherry Camembert Soup

 Cold Pea Mint Soup

 Berry Barley Soup

 Creamy Avocado Sorrel Soup

Chapter 19: Soups with a Twist

 Omelette Soup

 Spinach Root Vegetable Soup

 Apple Cheddar Soup

 Mock Turtle Soup

 Creamy Pear and Brie Soup

 Melon Berry Soup

Chapter 20: Resource Directory

 Web Sites, TV Shows, &Videos

 Books & Magazines

 Equipment Resources

 Find Ingredients

 Hotlines & Manufacturers

 Glossary

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