Everyday Thai Cooking

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EVERYDAY THAI COOKING: Quick and Easy Family Style Recipes

Hard Cover | Tuttle Publising | August 6, 2013 | 144 pages

Foreword by Katie Workman

Bold and Exotic. Diverse and Pungent. Sweet, sour, salty and hot. Crunchy. Bright and fragrant. Soothing. Unique. Alive. The food of Thailand is all these things and more, a cuisine that explodes your taste buds with aromatic essences, piquant flavors and abundant textures. These words are meant to describe a food, but they also describe Katie Chin—a chef whose personality comes roaring through in her new cookbook, EVERYDAY THAI COOKING.

A true lover of Asian cuisines, Katie Chin learned the secrets of Chinese cooking in her mother’s kitchen, the award-winning restaurateur Leeann Chin. Over the years, Katie’s interest in other Asian foods has continued to evolve, with Thai food holding a very special place in her heart—and stomach! Let Katie show you why it’s the favorite food of so many people as she walks you through the surprisingly easy steps needed to create a spectacular Thai meal. In EVERYDAY THAI COOKING, Katie shares her recipe secrets along with tips, tools, and techniques that enable you to easily bring delectable homemade Thai dishes to your table!

A well-respected food writer, television personality, and published author, Katie is also a working mother of toddler twins. Understanding the time constraints of working families, Katie realized there was a need for simple, easy and delicious Thai recipes that call for accessible ingredients and EVERYDAY THAI COOKING delivers just that. Offering basic recipes for staple dishes that include both homemade and store-bought options, Katie provides a litany of incredibly delicious dishes, each more appealing then the last. From appetizers and snacks—a particular Thai favorite—to desserts, each step-by-step recipe lists prep times (most within thirty minutes) and alternates for less accessible ingredients. Illustrated with mouthwatering color photographs, EVERYDAY THAI COOKING features more than 100 simple Thai recipes that include:

  • Crunchy Siam Spring Rolls
  • Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Sour Spicy Shrimp Soup (Tom Yum Goong)
  • Pad Thai
  • Crispy Mango Chicken
  • Shaking Beef
  • Fragrant Coconut Fish in Banana Leaves
  • Sweet and Tangy Thai Noodles (Mee Krob)
  • Sweet, Ripe Mango with Sticky Rice

Kiss your take-out menus goodbye and bring the brilliant Thai tapestry of taste, textures and aroma into your kitchen with EVERYDAY THAI COOKING!

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Praise for Everyday Thai Cooking:

“Being a judge on Iron Chef America could be intimidating for some, but Katie’s understanding and passion for good food came through. In her latest book, Everyday Thai Cooking, she presents a delicious and mouthwatering assortment of Thai recipes that are simple enough for any home cook to master.” — Iron Chef Morimoto

“Flipping through the pages of this extraordinary cookbook, you cannot ignore Chin’s unwavering passion for Thai cuisine. As a mother, wife, and daughter of a great restaurateur/chef, this is one teacher you want to pay attention to. The pages will inspire you, as it did for me, to bring your family and friends to the table to share a delicious healthy meal together.” — Master Chef Martin Yan, author and host of Yan Can Cook

“The Chin family has a long history of demystifying Asian cuisine for American cooks. Her mother Leeann introduced Minnesotans to Chinese cooking , and now Katie Chin is helping expand culinary horizons with Thai flavors and techniques geared for the busy home cook. Moms everywhere now have a sympathetic shoulder to lean on.” — Andrew Zimmern, James Beard Award-winning host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and author of Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods

“As a professional chef who spends 6 days a week cooking Italian cuisine, I often find myself craving an alternative cuisine when I get home. My friend Katie Chin has solved that problem for my family by arming us with the tools we need for a successful Thai meal. Her inspired menus will bring your family the taste and traditions of Thailand inside the time constraints of the hectic American family schedule. Technique is the foundation of all great cooking! Buy this book and you’ll be armed with all you need to make a healthy, tasty meal in no time.” — Michael Chiarello, acclaimed chef, cookbook author, tv personality and winemaker

“I met Katie’s mother Leeann Chin when she was a guest on my cooking series, Hawaii Cooks. Leeann was a fabulous cook and teacher. With this new book, her daughter Katie will make Thai cooking simple and approachable for the home cook, just like her mother did with Chinese cooking for American kitchens. Katie makes Thai cuisine easy to understand and approachable. “ -– Roy Yamaguchi, award winning chef, author, inventor of Hawaiian Fusion® Cuisine and founder of Roy’s Restaurant

“Katie Chin’s Everyday Thai Cooking is an ode to your taste buds – her recipes hit every note of spicy, sweet, sour and savory! The recipes are simple and quick (most meals can be made within 30 minutes or less) and every bit of authentic Thai. Katie’s fool-proof recipes and insightful cook’s tips ensure that your foray into Thai cooking is cheaper than restaurant dining, faster than take-out and just as delicious.” — Jaden Hair, television chef, food columnist and award-winning food blogger at www.SteamyKitchen.com.

“I love it that every page of Katie Chin’s Everyday Thai Cooking is filled with gorgeous photography and mouthwatering recipes from Thailand. If you love Thai food and wish to attempt it at home, this is the book that will guide you through it. “ — Bee Yinn Low, Author of Easy Chinese Recipes

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