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Thailand: The Cookbook


The definitive book on Thai cuisine, with more than 500 recipes


Jean-Pierre Gabriel


Editions:

Price: USD$49.95 USD$34.97

The food of Thailand is renowned the world over for its distinctive blend of hot, sour, sweet, and salty flavors, and Thailand: The Cookbook is the definitive guide to this much-loved cuisine.

Containing 500 recipes ranging from simple snacks and drinks to curries, stir-fries, and elaborate desserts, Thailand: The Cookbook shares the familiar - Massaman Curry, Phat Thai - as well as the less familiar - Pandan Pudding, Dragon Fruit Frappe - dishes of this vibrant and diverse country.

A series of introductory essays explore the fascinating history of Thai cuisine, as well as the remarkable regional differences. Helpful guidance on unusual ingredients and essential cooking techniques, meanwhile, guarantee that anyone can cook their favorite Thai dishes the authentic way.

Three years in the making, and involving exhaustive research and travel, Thailand: the cookbook is the work of author and celebrated photographer Jean-Pierre Gabriel. His breathtaking images of the Thai landscape, people, and food offer an unprecedented insight into Thai food culture.

Comprehensive and beautiful, Thailand: The Cookbook is for cooks of all abilities and anyone who wants to experience the real Thailand.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 270 x 180 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in)
Pages: 528 pp
Illustrations: 200 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714865294

Jean–Pierre Gabriel, photographer and food writer, has spent over three years visiting every region of Thailand to collate and photograph this unique collection of recipes from authentic Thai cooks. During his travels Jean-Pierre visited Thai homes, markets and restaurants to sample delicacies that vary from simple street food to elaborate palace cuisine and bring them together in this unique volume.

"The ultimate encyclopedia of Thai cuisine."—Smithsonian.com

"Jean‐Pierre Gabriel’s beautiful and ambitious Thailand: The Cookbook extracts 500 recipes from the country’s most seasoned home cooks. Your coffee table will thank you."—Bon Appetit

"Sponsored by the Royal Thai Government, Thailand: The Cookbook is filled with more than 500 easy‐to‐follow recipes and color photographs – and as long as you own a steamer and a wok, you can recreate Gabriel’s journey at home."—CoolHunting

"Gabriel’s luscious photos capture the beauty of Thailand’s people, food, and landscape and rounds out this stellar compilation. Armchair travelers and cooks at all levels will welcome this remarkable book... A beautiful collection."—Publishers Weekly

"French author and photographer Jean‐Pierre Gabriel traveled in Thailand for three years to produce Phaidon’s latest masterpiece, Thailand: The Cookbook. From street food to home cooking, it’s a celebration of what makes Thai food culture truly special."—Tasting Table

"...Stunning, extraordinarily comprehensive."—Relish

"An unrivaled culinary record."—Conde Nast Traveller

"Phaidon specializes in brick‐like cookbooks telling you all you want to know about a given cuisine. Here Thailand gets the don’t‐drop‐it‐on‐your‐toe treatment with more than 500 recipes gathered from home cooks, markets, street food stalls and restaurants, designed to illustrate contemporary Thai cooking. Good points include the brevity and simplicity of many of the recipes. Who knew it was so stress‐free to make stir‐fried beef with broccoli in oyster sauce?"—The Telegraph (UK), Cookbook of the Week

"Phaidon’s Thailand: The Cookbook is a trove of regionally specific Thai delicacies. With trusty tour guides in tow, author Jean‐Pierre Gabriel treks all over the elephant‐shaped region’s forests and rice paddies to bring back savory recipes bursting with peanuts, dried shrimp, bird’s eye chiles, grated coconut flesh, tamarind puree and palm sugar."—Trendland

"...Massive and stunning – well worthy of any coffee table or display."—Library Journal

"The ultimate encyclopedia of Thai cuisine."—Smithsonian.com

"Jean‐Pierre Gabriel’s beautiful and ambitious Thailand: The Cookbook extracts 500 recipes from the country’s most seasoned home cooks. Your coffee table will thank you."—Bon Appetit

"Sponsored by the Royal Thai Government, Thailand: The Cookbook is filled with more than 500 easy‐to‐follow recipes and color photographs – and as long as you own a steamer and a wok, you can recreate Gabriel’s journey at home."—CoolHunting

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