|About the Book|
Thai cooking is not only one of the hottest new trends in nouvelle and fusion cuisine -- it also means exciting tastes, alluring aromas, and beautifully designed dishes. But the heart of Thai cooking is something more: the freedom to create. ThisMoreThai cooking is not only one of the hottest new trends in nouvelle and fusion cuisine -- it also means exciting tastes, alluring aromas, and beautifully designed dishes. But the heart of Thai cooking is something more: the freedom to create. This grows from the Thai spirit and way of life. Thai means free, and the Thai peoples love of freedom is very much expressed through their cuisine. Each region of Thailand has its own way of life, and that is reflected in the extreme variety of foods found throughout the country. Contrast and harmony rule in Thai cooking and culture, a reason why the Thai are so familiar with the spice of life.Spice Of Life: The Recipes and Cooking Culture of Thailand, compiled, designed and produced entirely in Thailand, offers a double dose of information: the gorgeous, sumptuously illustrated cookbook starts with a delightful introductory section on Thailands culture, regions and cuisines, then presents in dear, concise paragraphs the myriad vegetables, meats, fishes, sauces and spices that can be used to prepare Thai dishes. The recipes are arranged by category: appetizers, soups and curries, salads, main dishes, rice & noodles, sauces, desserts, and beverages. Each recipe comes with the original Thai name, a translation, list of ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and a tip to help you prepare the most delicious dish possible.The CD-Rom, equally pleasing to the eye and easy to navigate, arranges the dishes into various categories. Users can find their favorite dishes and follow instructions to prepare them. The CD-Rom also has the advantage of allowing the user to browse or search by popularity, type, or set. Also, each dish contains additionaladvice and data on substituting various ingredients, health-related topics, and Thai culture related to the food. There is even a function that helps you calculate ingredients for various sizes and numbers of dishes.Spice of Life is an indispensable reference for anyone seeking to discover the unmistakable cuisine of Thailand.