| Nancie McDermott
| Quick & Easy Thai : 70 Everyday Recipes
Now busy home cooks can bring the fantastic flavors of Thai cuisine into
the kitchen with a simple trip to the grocery store. Nancie McDermott, experienced
cook, teacher, and author of the best-selling cookbook Real Thai, presents
this collection of 70 delicious recipes that focus on easy-to-find ingredients
and quick cooking methods to whip up traditional Thai. With recipes like
Crying Tiger Grilled Beef, Grilled Shrimp and Scallops with Lemongrass,
Sticky Rice with Mangoes, and Thai Iced Tea, along with McDermott's highly
practical array of shortcuts, substitutions, and timesaving techniques,
anyone can prepare home-cooked authentic Thai meals--as often as they like.
| David Thompson
| Thai Foods|
2003 James Beard Award Winner! International Category!
Renowned chef David Thompson first went to Thailand by mistake; a holiday
plan had to be changed at the last minute, and he ended up in Bangkok, where
he was seduced by the people, culture, and cuisine. Working alongside cooks
who perfected their craft in the Thai food places, he began to document
the traditional recipes and culinary techniques that have been handed down
from generation to generation. The result is this volume, the most comprehensive
account of this ancient and exotic cuisine ever published in English. Thompson
writes about Thailand and its food with an easy erudition, encouraging readers
to cook and experiment, while simultaneously fostering a respect for the
food and its stewardship through the ages.