By JJ Goode, Andy Ricker
A advisor to daring, actual Thai cooking from Andy Ricker, the chef and proprietor of the wildly well known and greatly lauded Pok Pok restaurants.
After a long time spent touring all through Thailand, Andy Ricker desired to convey the country’s famed nutrients stateside. In 2005 he opened Pok Pok, so named for the sound a wood pestle makes whilst it moves a clay mortar, in an previous shack in a residential local of Portland, Oregon. Ricker has given that long gone directly to open six extra wildly well known Pok Pok eating places, and this day he's one among the prime American voices on Thai cooking.
during this much-anticipated debut cookbook, Ricker stocks seventy of the preferred recipes from Thailand and his Pok Pok restaurants—ranging from Khao Soi Kai (Northern Thai curry noodle soup with chook) to Som Tam Thai (Central Thai–style papaya salad) to Pok Pok’s now-classic (and obsessed-over) Fish-Sauce Wings.
yet Pok Pok is greater than only a number of favourite recipes: it's also a grasp direction in Thai cooking from the most passionate and a professional specialists at the topic. basically written, impeccably confirmed recipes educate you the way to resource elements; grasp primary Thai cooking ideas and talents; comprehend style profiles which are specified to Southeast Asian food; and mix a variety of dishes to create show-stopping, well-balanced nutrients for relations and friends.
full of considerate, colourful essays approximately Ricker’s travels and reviews, Pok Pok is not just a definitive source for domestic chefs, but additionally a party of the wealthy historical past, bright tradition, and unprecedented deliciousness of Thai food.