HTK cookbook

 

Hot Thai Kitchen

Demystifying Thai Cuisine with Authentic Recipes to Make at Home

 

WHERE TO BUY: 

  1. Order online via Amazon. Make sure you visit your local Amazon site—.com, .co.uk, .ca, .fr, etc. and simply search for “Hot Thai Kitchen.”
  2. For international orders, also check out bookdepository.com which has FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE.
  3. Bookstores: The book is available at many major bookstores around the world, unfortunately I don’t have a complete list of which stores has my book, so call your local bookstore or check out their website to see if it’s in stock!

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About the Book

For many years, fans of Hot Thai Kitchen have been asking me for a cookbook. When I finally sat down to write it, I thought long and hard about what I wanted this book to provide. Despite many ideas that came through my head, I knew that whatever I ended up choosing, it had to dig deeper into the world of Thai cuisine, going further than what I share with you on YouTube.

The result is a beautiful book that I couldn’t be happier about. Apart from the authentic recipes with the usual detailed instructions that I always give you, this book also sheds light into the bigger picture of Thai cuisine and guides you to a deeper understanding of the basic principles that underlie our dishes. I am so passionate about this because understanding these principles is what will allow you to cook Thai food with confidence, creativity, and maybe even without recipes!

Once you get to the recipes, there are, of course, the classic dishes that are loved by people all over the world. But I have also included “hidden gems” of Thai cuisine—delicious dishes I grew up on that you can’t easily find in Thai restaurants overseas.

Most importantly, please know that I owe this book to all of you. If it wasn’t for the never-ending support and encouragement of Hot Thai Kitchen fans, this book would simply not be possible. I truly feel that my heart and soul as a chef, a teacher, and a Thai live in these pages, and I cannot wait to share it with you.

With much love,

Pai


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Reader Reviews (from Amazon)


“There are few books that, for me personally, can teach the spirit and intent of the food versus simply providing recipes to truly educate the reader. Pailin accomplishes this in the same approachable conversational tone as her popular YouTube channel and videos.”

“What I was really pleased with to see immediately is that Pai did an excellent job at putting a substantial amount of information in the first few chapters of the book that go really far in explaining a lot of the foundation of Thai cooking.”

“I really love this ‘cookbook’ because it is so much more than that. I got mine 2 days ago and I cannot put it down. It’s like reading a wonderful colorful novel about the history and culture of Thailand. This book is teaching cuisine not just recipes.”

“Chef Pailin’s book is the perfect accompaniment to her “Educational Approach to Thai Cooking” video web site of the same name. As excellent as they are separately, now you should not have one without the other.”

“This is the Thai cookbook we have all been waiting for–well-written, beautifully photographed and loaded with Pai’s Hot Thai Kitchen favorites. She even gives recipes for making curry paste–no canned curry here!”

“The author gives an intelligent approach to Thai cooking, with enough freedom in ingredients for cooks outside of Thailand, where not everything is easily available. Her method of presenting recipes is well structured, and easily to repeat. Pailin’s book will rapidly become my favourite among the many books on Thai food I already own.”

“The unique feature of this book is the explanations and tips, showing home cooks both the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’. That, and the BREAKDOWN section displaying the constituent ingredients are what sets this apart.”


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Acknowledgements

I was blown away by how beautiful this book turned out, and it was only possible with the help of my friends and family. My brother Art traveled with me to Thailand and shot some absolutely stunning photos that made this book exude the essence of Thailand as you flip through the pages; David Tam of Matdivad Photography did an amazing job with the food, turning even the simplest of dishes into a work of art. My food came to life when plated in beautiful hand-made pottery made/collected by T.J. Isherwood. The talented designer/art director Craig Lam who put everything together into one gorgeous book. My writing was refined and polished by my wonderful editor Alayna Becker. My winning agent, Jesse Finkelstein of Page Two Strategies, without whom this book would not be in your hands. And of course, Adam Hunter, my dedicated partner in crime and cameraman who makes the show, and therefore this book, possible.