This isn't exactly a time-sensitive pickle, but can anyone recommend a good Thai cookbook? I'm looking for pretty standard recipes like you'd get in a good restaurant, nothing fancy, but I'd like them to be reliable. Thanks!

  • Posted by: ErinH
  • December 12, 2010


Gale December 13, 2010
Nancie McDermott"s "Quick and Easy Thai" written for Americans - something you would want to eat after all that work
Ophelia December 13, 2010
I'm not sure it's really what you're looking for because it's pretty big and not entirely basic, but look through a copy of "The Food of Thailand: A Journey for Food Lovers" some time. It's gorgeous and part of a really nice series of cookbooks with great pictures, interesting information and really delicious food.
nutcakes December 13, 2010
Check out the website of the It Rains Fishes author. You can try some of the recipes and see if you will like her book:
Peter December 13, 2010
Drbabs, glad you like it. Now if only I could wrestle a cookbook of food memoir list or two out of the Food52 community. ;-)
drbabs December 13, 2010
@ Peter--what a great site! Thank you for sharing it!
Peter December 13, 2010

Take a look at this booklist (on my book recommendation site) -- it has 3 different excellent Thai cookbooks:

Happy holidays!

aargersi December 13, 2010
I have one that is definitly a beginner Thai book, but I love it - The Beautiful Cookbook - are those even still in print? It's a cookbook / coffee table book almost. There is a whole series of them ... ah yes - you can order from Amazon of course!
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