About the Author
Vatcharin Bhumichitr came to London in 1976, and since then has become the premier Thai restaurateur, chef and cookery author. He opened The Thai Shop, which was the first to import authentic southeast Asian ingredients and helped to launch a boom in Thai restaurants in the UK. He is the founder of three of London's best Asian restaurants including Celadon (previously Southeast W9), as well as restaurants in Bournemouth, Miami and Ko Samui. Vatch's previous books for Kyle Cathie include Vatch's Southeast Asian Cookbook, Vatch's Thai Street Food, and most recently, Stylish Thai in Minutes. Vatch was one of a group that set up the Thai Food Festival in London to promote Thai food and culture - he feels that food and entertaining are inextricably linked. A trained artist, he believes that food is also a form of art and his recent work has focused on the shapes of seafood, fruit and vegetables. His work has been exhibited in London and Thailand.
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