Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes and

Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand 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


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

  1. 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 mi


  2. 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 Co


  3. 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


  4. 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 s


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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 st


  8. 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


  9. 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. 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 te


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