Prime Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes and Roadside Restaurants of ThailandAuthor Andy Ricker –

A guide to bold, authentic Thai cooking from Andy Ricker, the chef and owner of the wildly popular and widely lauded Pok Pok restaurants After decades spent traveling throughout Thailand, Andy Ricker wanted to bring the country s famed street food stateside Inhe opened Pok Pok, so named for the sound a pestle makes when it strikes a clay mortar, in an old shack in a residential neighborhood of Portland, Oregon Ricker s traditional take on Thai food soon drew the notice of the New York Times and Gourmetmagazine, establishing him as a culinary star Now, with his first cookbook, Ricker tackles head on the myths that keep people from making Thai food at home, that it s too spicy for the American palate or too difficult to source ingredients Fifty knockout recipes for simple and delicious Thai dishes range from Grilled Pork Collar with Spicy Dipping Sauce and Iced Greens to Andy s now famous Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings Including a primer in Thai techniques and flavor profiles, with tips for modifying local produce to mimic Thai flavors, Pok Pok makes authentic Thai food accessible to American home cooks Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand

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10 thoughts on “Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand

  1. Mir Mir says:

    Good, although not as enjoyable as I d hoped I always find it off putting when cookbook authors other the cuisine with repeated warnings about how unfamiliar, foreign, scary, etc the food is to you, the reader I know I grew up in an area with an unusually high mix of different ethnicities, but are most people really that scared of foreign food Okay, maybe they are But for me pers

  2. DelAnne Frazee DelAnne Frazee says:

    Title Pok Pok Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes and Roadside Restaurants of ThailandAuthor Andy Ricker JJ GoodeIllustrator Austin BushPublisher Ten Speed PressPublished 10 29 2013ISBN 13 978 1 60774 288 3E Book ASIN B00CNQ9SB6Pages 304Genre Food WineTags Cooking, HobbiesI personally enjoy cooking foods from other cultures, yet when it came to Thai food I bought into the belie

  3. Tim Tim says:

    Picked this up in a charity shop amongst others about Thai cuisine, presumably donated by the same person.As it is priced only in US and Canadian Dollars I guess it s not sold in the UK.Firstly a general criticism Why, oh why, are so many cookbooks printed on such thick paper and with this one, such ridiculously thick covers This, and the way in which it is bound, makes it impossible t

  4. Shell Shell says:

    This is my new favourite cookbook and hands down my new favourite Thai cookbook.I ve always been a fan of David Thompson s books, but I find his recipes to be quite complicated and time consuming I m so happy to have found a cookbook that is easy to follow and has so many of my favourite Thai recipes in it I didn t think I d be able to eat like this again unless I went back to Bangkok oh

  5. Kate Kate says:

    Made, among other things, Kung Op Wun Sen shrimp and glass noodles baked in a clay pot and stir fried water spinach Although part of the joy in cooking from this book is in buying the various hard to find ingredients, contrary to what Ricker says it isn t the end of the world if you omit one of them, or even use a substitution I did not cook the Kung Op Wun Sen in a tao, for example Ricker g

  6. eb eb says:

    Insufferable white dude pedantry about authentic Thai food amidst some impressive, delicious, and impossibly difficult recipes I have no doubt that this is well researched and largely accurate representation of the flavors, methods, and even the spirit of Thai cooking, even in instances where we see a version or a take on something traditional, but the voice at once long suffering, admonishing,

  7. Aja Marsh Aja Marsh says:

    4 4.5 i have yet to visit the restaurant, but i thought this was a really beautifully done book i still feel intimidated by making authentic thai food, but the photographs were amazing, and i mentally ate everything, picking out the meaty bits mmmmm i also liked his stories and approach definitely one i d consider for my cookbook library i really like books that go in depth into specific cuisines

  8. Tim Tim says:

    incredibly authentic, and so i will never be able to make one of these recipes the author plumly states his recipes are not to be tampered with, so unless you are willing to commit to buying your shriveled limes and your galangal root from internet purveyors, this book is a long but colorful and enriching f you to home cooks recommended.

  9. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Fun But I will never make anything from this cookbook I d rather go out for Thai than go shopping for hard to find in America ingredients And any excuse to go to Pok Pok makes me happy.

  10. Teddy Teddy says:

    I feel many of the reviews of this book come from those who may not have much experience with truly authentic thai food Andy Ricker does his best to recreate and capture the thai palate, a task that is greatly varied and difficult to nail down The stories, accompanying text, show his command of the ingredients at hand, however some recipes are rather lackluster As a person of Thai heritage, raised on home

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