Thai Street Food

Authentic Recipes, Vibrant Traditions

By David Thompson; Earl Carter (Photographer)
(Ten Speed Press, Hardcover, 9781580082846, 371pp.)

Publication Date: September 21, 2010

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Thai Street Food transports readers straight into the bustling heart of Thailand’s colorful street stalls and markets--from the predawn rounds of monks fanning out along the aisles to the made-to-order stalls ablaze in neon and jammed with hungry locals after dark. Featuring nearly 100 authentic dishes plus lavish photography accompanying every recipe, this stunning cookbook is the definitive guide to Thailand’s culinary street culture. The recipes, such as Steamed Fish with Chilli and Lime Sauce, Pork Satay, Roast Duck and Egg Noodle Soup, and Sweet Banana Roti illuminate the beguiling world of food so integral to the Thais.
 
Scholar and chef David Thompson lives with a singular passion for Thailand’s customs, culture, and people. Although he claims “It’s all about the food,” this ambitious work shares his insights into the rhythms and nuances of Thai daily life along with a fascinating history of its richly diverse street cuisine. This cookbook is a tempting, inspiring, and authoritative account of Thai street food, the vibrant culinary mosaic rich with community.




About the Author
David Thompson is a producer of arts documentaries at the BBC. He has made profiles of such directors as Jean Renoir, Quentin Tarantino, and Milos Forman, and is the coeditor of "Scorsese on Scorsese".

Earl Carter runs his own consultancy business. His numerous clients include Esso Australia, Exxon Mobil, and Tetrapak. He is the co-author of The Return of the Mentor: Strategies for Workplace Learning, The Great Training Robbery: A Guide to the Purchase of Quality Training, Work Based Learning and From Cop to Coach - The Role of the Supervisor in the 90s, which he wrote with Frank McMahon.
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