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About Leela Punyaratabandhu
Leela Punyaratabandhu (pronounced boon-yuh-RUHT-tuh-puhn) is the author of Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand and Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen. She also writes about Thai cuisine on her cooking blog, SheSimmers.com which was named the best Regional Cuisine blog in 2012 by Saveur Magazine. Leela's writing has appeared in CNN, Wall Street Journal, Serious Eats, Food52, and Dill Magazine. In 2017, she was named one of the 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time by Epicurious.
Dividing her time between Chicago and Bangkok, Leela's work focuses on Thai food and Thai restaurants both in the United States and Thailand. She has conducted numerous interviews with chefs, restaurateurs, and Thai cuisine experts in both countries.
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Sharing beloved barbecue dishes from the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Indonesia, experienced author and expert on Asian cooking Leela Punyaratabandhu inspires readers with a deep dive into the flavor profile and spices of the region. She teaches you how to set up your own smoker, cook over an open flame, or grill on the equipment you already have in your backyard. Leela provides more than sixty mouthwatering recipes such as Chicken Satay with Coriander and Cinnamon, Malaysian Grilled Chicken Wings, and Thai Grilled Sticky Rice, as well as recipes for cooking bone-in meats, skewered meats, and even vegetable side dishes and flavorful sauces.
The fact that Southeast Asian-style barbecue naturally lends itself to the American outdoor cooking style means that the recipes in the book can remain true to tradition without any need for them to be Westernized or altered at the expense of integrity. This is the perfect book for anyone looking for an easy and flavorful way to expand their barbecue repertoire.
Who can say no to a delicious plate of Pad Thai with Shrimp; a fresh, tangy Green Papaya Salad; golden Fried Spring Rolls; or a rich, savory Pork Toast with Cucumber Relish? Thai food is not only one of the most vibrant, wonderfully varied cuisines in the world, it also happens to be one of the tastiest, and a favorite among American eaters.
The good news is, with the right ingredients and a few basic tools and techniques, authentic Thai food is easily within reach of home cooks. Take it from Leela Punyaratabandhu, a Bangkok native and author of the popular Thai cooking blog She Simmers. In her much-anticipated debut cookbook, Leela shares her favorite recipes for classic Thai fare, including beloved family recipes, popular street food specialties, and iconic dishes from Thai restaurant menus around the world.
All of Leela’s recipes have been tested and tweaked to ensure that even the busiest cook can prepare them at home. With chapters on key ingredients and tools, base recipes, one-plate meals, classic rice accompaniments, and even Thai sweets, Simple Thai Food is a complete primer for anyone who wants to give Thai cooking a try. By the end of the book, you’ll be whipping up tom yam soup and duck red curry that will put your local takeout joint to shame. But perhaps more importantly, you’ll discover an exciting new world of Thai flavors and dishes—including Stir-Fried Chicken with Chile Jam, Leaf-Wrapped Salad Bites, and Crispy Wings with Three-Flavored Sauce—that will open your eyes to all the wonderful possibilities that real Thai cooking has to offer.
From one of the most respected authorities on Thai cooking comes this beautiful and deeply personal ode to Bangkok, the top-ranked travel destination in the world.
WINNER OF THE ART OF EATING PRIZE
Every year, more than 16 million visitors flock to Thailand’s capital city, and leave transfixed by the vibrant culture and unforgettable food they encounter along the way. Thai cuisine is more popular today than ever, yet there is no book that chronicles the real food that Thai people eat every day—until now.
In Bangkok, award-winning author Leela Punyaratabandhu offers 120 recipes that capture the true spirit of the city—from heirloom family dishes to restaurant classics to everyday street eats to modern cosmopolitan fare. Beautiful food and location photography will make this a must-have keepsake for any reader who has fallen under Bangkok’s spell.
Dieses wunderschöne und zutiefst persönliche Buch ist eine Ode an Bangkok, dem Top-Food-Reiseziel der Welt. Es wurde mit dem »Art of eating Prize« als das beste Kochbuch des Jahres 2018 ausgezeichnet. 120 authentische Gerichte spiegeln die Vielfalt der gesunden Aromenküche Thailands – von traditionellen Familienrezepten über Klassiker der besten Restaurants, köstlichem Streetfood bis hin zu modernen Kreationen internationaler Spitzenköche. Der Autorin gelingt es, die komplexe Küche ihrer Heimat mit ihrer unvergleichlichen Geschmacksvielfalt so genial zu vermitteln, wie nie zuvor. Alle Rezepte sind logisch nachvollziehbar aufbereitet und praktische Alternativen für spezielle Zutaten ermöglichen die problemlose Zubereitung.
Die thailändische Küche ist heute beliebter als je zuvor. Dieses Buch beschreibt sie so authentisch wie kein anderes! Die außergewöhnliche Food- und Location-Fotografie macht das Buch zu einem Muss für jeden, der von Thailand und seiner Hauptstadt fasziniert ist.