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Nancie McDermott, widely regarded as the American expert on Thai cooking, offers a clear, straightforward approach to dishes that many Westerners have tasted only in restaurants. In Real Thai, she demystifies once and for all every aspect of this flavorful, healthy cuisine. Organized geographically by region, over 100 tempting, easy-to-follow recipes explore not only dishe ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 1st 1992 by Chronicle Books
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Rina Chamkra
Nov 19, 2007 Rina Chamkra rated it it was amazing
I buy many cooking books, especially thai cookbooks. I'm not comfortable in the kitchen....but i love eating, reading, and talking about food. So, i figured at my age...it's really time to learn to cook because fast food can only take you so far and i would want my family enjoying coming to the table to eat a feast of a meal that yours truly has prepared.

Out of the (more than 20) thai cookbooks i've bought/read, this book offers the easiest step-by-step and ingredients while still maintaining t
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Apr 30, 2009 Lisa Janda rated it really liked it
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I just finished a Thai cooking class, taught by a native, which focused on using prepared sauces along with fresh produce, meats, and seafood. I went into the class already owning this book (and its sister, Real Vegetarian Thai) and am greatly pleased to report that this book nailed everything. The author provides recipes for from-scratch curry pastes but prepared sauces yielded excellent results and each recipe I tried was spot-on and beyond tasty. I would go as far to say as I prefer the book ...more
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No pictures, but amazing and authentic recipes. Best Thai recipe book I have found to date.
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Some of the recipes are better than others. I was disappointed in the Phad Thai recipe, but the Yellow Curry is really yummy (just add more vegetables like red peppers, bamboo shoots, etc.). And the Beef Waterfall Salad is fabulous as is the Mango Sticky Rice. YUM! I'm hungry now. :)
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Jun 15, 2008 George Schlossnagle rated it really liked it
An excellent Thai cookbook. Accessible, but not re-cut for a western palate.
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