I am usually in the admiring camp when it comes to (well designed) cookbooks, but I feel I have to WARN YOU about this: If anyone is considering buying a Thai cookbook by David Thompson, highly regarded one-Michelin star chef, you'd better have started weight training years ago. OMG!! TenSpeedPress should be SHOT. Each of these, Thai Street Food and Thai Food, have to weigh at least ten pounds each. Ridiculous. The recipe fonts are tiny and wispy. They might contain the most authentic and detailed Thai recipes ever, but at this point, I don't care! Back to the library they are going, and I wish i could apologize to every librarian along the chain. Whew.
As to 2)- what Thai cookbooks should i seek, aside from the IACP -awarded It Rains Fishes? Thx so much.