- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Reprint Edition edition (June 4, 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399510338
- ISBN-13: 978-0399510335
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Original Thai Cookbook Paperback – June 4, 1984
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Top Customer Reviews
Jennifer Brennan's book's recipes produce the taste of real Thai cooking. If you want to cook Thai food like you get in a Thai home or on the streets in Thailand this is the book for you. Start with the Green Chicken Curry. For me this is the acid test, any Thai restaurant or cookbook that doesn't do curry right should be avoided. Other recipes I think are great are the Combination Fried Rice, Hot & Sour Shrimp Soup, Braised Chicken in Spices(outstanding), Chicken in Peanut Sauce, Sate, Thai Beef Salad(just like a Bangkok restaurant), Sweet & Sour Cucumbers, and Chopped Beef with Garnishes.
Unfortunately, many Thai cookbooks focus on glitzy pictures and the "Thai" food that you find in American Thai restaurants. The only time I ever ate Pad Thai in Thailand was on a Western Hotel's tourist lunch buffet. If you spend the time to make your own curry pastes and cook these curries you will be rewarded. You will have authentic Thai food. This book is your guide to the real deal!
Otherwise, not a bad cookbook, which I do reference often, if just to read JB's stories.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great Thai cookbook. My family really enjoys the Thai dishes I've made using the recipes in this book.Published 9 months ago by Reliable7
Book was too Americanized to my liking. Its ok. Not bad for the price and for newbie cookersPublished 15 months ago by Patty
good recipes, but i should have maybe started more easily? there are no photos and the instructions aren't all encompassing, so you should know what you're doing before buying... Read morePublished 22 months ago by HR
Everything I order through amazon.com usually comes right on time, and this book was no exception. I could hardly wait to get it out of the package. Read morePublished on August 15, 2014 by kajngranny
My favorite Thai Cookbook, the recipes are easy to follow, and produce great, yummy, results.Published on July 21, 2014 by Suanne M. Brady
I have received the cookbook and it's in great shape. I am very happy with the book. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet. I want to read through it first.Published on May 11, 2014 by BCJ
I love Thai cuisine and this is the one of the best cook books,containing so much recipes with detailed step by step descriptions of the preparation and technology process . Read morePublished on March 14, 2014 by Loretta P.