Posts Tagged “Thai”

Nipa Thai Restaurant, London – review

Nipa Thai Restaurant, London – review

A couple of decades ago a Thai restaurant was rare. It’s the advent of cheaper long-haul flights and more adventurous eating habits that has allowed this exciting and vibrant cuisine a foothold in London. Its flavours combine the whole available spectrum from sweet to spicy and everything in between. There are good Thai restaurants all…

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Thailand – A World of Flavours by Christine Watson – review

Thailand – A World of Flavours by Christine Watson – review

The author of Thailand – A World of Flavours is Christine Watson. The name doesn’t sound very Thai or even Asian but, in fact, Christine grew up in South-East Asia and so has been well placed to select dishes from Thailand that are certainly authentic but are also appealing to the western palate. Christine trained…

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Thai Street Food by David Thompson – review

Thai Street Food by David Thompson – review

Street food is comfort. We in the UK might be drawn to the smell of fried onions wafting from a burger cart outside the local DIY store. Americans will think of potato knishes and hot Italian sausages with sweet peppers, and Thailand has enough street food to fill a book the size of the car…

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Travels with Thai Food by Helen Brierty – review

Travels with Thai Food by Helen Brierty – review

It all sounds rather mystical. A journey with Spirit House conjures visions of idyllic retreats for the world-weary, guiding a path to something enlightening and memorable. Well, that’s probably a fair estimation of what this particular Spirit House is all about, but it’s the spirit of Thai food which is venerated here, and the House…

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The Blue Elephant Cookbook – review

The Blue Elephant Cookbook – review

This must surely be the most celebrated of Thai restaurant empires. It would be diminishing the class and the quality of the group to describe them as a chain. This is far from the KF Mac Hut of the Thai food world – think sumptuous and exotic and thoroughly impressive. The Blue Elephant has a…

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The Big Book of Thai Curries by Vatcharin Bhumichitr – review

The Big Book of Thai Curries by Vatcharin Bhumichitr – review

Vatcharin Bhumichitr has penned some fabulous books and I must say that The Big Book of Thai Curries is equal in every way to those others. He is the golden boy (well, OK, man) of Thai cooking. Vatch has stuck to the winning formula of easy dishes with flavour and style. He has wisely marshalled…

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Stylish Thai in Minutes by Vatcharin Bhumichitr – review

Stylish Thai in Minutes by Vatcharin Bhumichitr – review

You gotta love it – any cookbook that is called, “No Stress”, “2 Ingredients”, “A Meal in a Moment” or “No Cooking Cookbook”. This book truly is Stylish Thai in Minutes and it had my vote before I even opened the cover. I love cooking but I don’t want to spend all my time in…

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Homestyle Asian – Murdoch Books – review

Homestyle Asian – Murdoch Books – review

This is a large format volume with a wealth of photographs by Steve Brown and it’s impressive in its presentation and content, and it even feels solid! This is one of a series of Homestyle cookbooks from those nice people at Murdoch Books and I’d say it’s a winner. We are talking about the whole…

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