The Thai cuisine is based on simple, fresh ingredients. Many, such as fresh root ginger, garlic and soy sauce, will be familiar to many cooks, but others -- galangal, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, plum sauce -- may be less familiar. The introduction offers a guide to these traditional Thai flavourings, with advice and information on special ingredients, equipment and techniques.
Then there are more than 65 delicious dishes to choose from, with an inspiring selection of appetizers and soups, salads and vegetable dishes, curries, stir-fries, rice and noodles, and desserts. Try Prawn and Sesame Toasts followed by Stir-fried Squid with Ginger, or perhaps a meal of Green Bean Curry with Thai Aubergines, served with Hot and Sour Noodle Salad, and finished with a delicious dessert of Steamed Custard with Nectarines.
This stunning book is a visual and culinary tour of the fiery, exotic, mysterious and enormously satisfying world of Thai food and flavours - it is a must for anyone with a passion for adventurous cooking who is looking for a delicious new challenge.