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Good recipes...terrible cover photo.
on February 17, 2012
while this book has gotten great reviews in many places (and i agree with some of them) the photo on the jacket of the book is way off the mark. not many of the street food vendors in thailand (i have spent a good amount of time there on several trips) have food stylists. your food can come in a proper styrofoam container, just a paper plate, a baggie, a stick, a cup or on a napkin. many vendors use banana cups to make food in and serve in but you would get a plastic fork and a tear off of a roll on paper towel (probably non-perforated) and the garnish would not be there. i love and embrace that aspect of thai street food and i wish the thought behind the cover photo had the same adoration. to me that kind of discounts the book and the reason it's out there. the street food i see all over thailand is beautiful and tasty looking in its own right. no need to polish it with a $15,000 photo shoot. that is the whole idea behind the food and the people standing in the street making it- simple living. maybe it is just me.