The Original Thai Cookbookby Jennifer Brennan
The first complete, authentic Thai cookbook published in America, with more than 140 traditional, kitchen-tested recipes from Thailand's rich cultural heritage. Healthful and slimming as well as glamorous and delicious, this is the latest Far Eastern cuisine to sweep the country. The Original Thai Cookbook is replete with mouthwatering recipes of a new and gourmet cuisine, one that appeals to America's long-time love for Oriental food. The Original Thai Cookbook also presents an authoritative look at Thai culture and customs, highlighting the recipes with anecdotes and historical information. The origins and history of Thai cooking are delightfully described together with a comprehensive reference that lists uses, pronunciation, and sources for Thai ingredients.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- 6.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.97(d)
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I was given this book by my mom, a good friend of Jennifer Brennan's back in 1984. It was one of the first (and still my favorite) Thai cookbooks on the market. Her recipes are real, although she provides substitutions for products that were not readily available back then in U.S. supermarkets. I spent 7 years in Bangkok as a child in the 1960's and still visit Thailand periodically. I can honestly say that Jennifer provides a solid, easy to use, and delicious to eat group of recipes. The introduction includes a wonderful synopsis of the Thai people, their culture, and a lot of information on the joys of the Thai food experience.