Daily Archives: April 7, 2005

Cookery Books for Thai Food

I promised you a few weeks back that I will let you know about some of the cook books I have for cooking Thai food. Well, here is my first selection. Actually, the first one by David Thompson I don’t have yet. I just this second ordered from amazon.com! I had seen it here in Thailand at Asia Books. But it was really expensive. Amazon has a 37% discount at the moment. As I was buying other books online I went for it. It is not your usual cook book, but over its 672 pages it does go into great detail about Thai food. It is the ideal book for people who are serious about Thai cooking.


Two other books I use a lot are “Thailand: The Beautiful Cookbook” and “It Rains Fishes”. This is mainly because they don’t just give recipes. There is a lot of background writing about each of the recipes selected. The former book is probably more of a coffee table book as it is quite large! My other well read book here is the paperback size book from Lonely Planet called “World Food Thailand”. Again, this goes a long way to helping you appreciate food in Thailand. Although it has some recipes, it is not really a cook book. Treat it like a guidebook to Thai food!

Unseen in Thailand

New look – same good quality
Have you guys noticed the new look of the blogs? Now every blogger is represented by a unique color, which is cool. The main page has its own color scheme as well. Also Richard helped me to figure out how to change my pic, so I will do that every now and then. But now let’s get to the topic of today’s blog!

Unseen (in) Thailand – Everyone knows about the TAT-slogan that I chose to be the title of this blog entry. When I first saw their initiative, I excitedly checked it out, hoping to find out secret aspects of local life yet unknown to visitors. It was somewhat disappointing to see that the purpose behind the illustrious title was merely to increase the popularity of lesser-known tourist attractions. Same old, same old.

As they say, if you don’t like the way it’s done, do it yourself. My version of “Unseen in Thailand” will be a collection of weird, quirky and unusual things that tourists and regular visitors won’t get to see unless they venture beyond the usual venues and ways of life reserved for them.

Today let’s start with something that could be a bit shocking for some…
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