The Better Than Takeout Thai Cookbook
The Better Than-Takeout Thai Cookbook. Last year I was very lucky to meet a very talented chef; Danette St. Onge, through my previous food writing job. She is the author of this delicious book called “The Better-Than-Takeout Thai Cookbook“. We instantly got on well and as I’ve had two cookbooks released to date and she was about to publish her first, Danette suggested we should do a “book swap” once she received her cookbook.
I instantly agreed with this idea as I LOVE Thai food and I always want to learn more Thai dishes. But you never which Thai cookbook you can trust on the market, which one is more authentic. There are absolutely tonnes of cookbooks teaching people how to cook Thai food (same with Chinese food) but most of them don’t taste like the “real thing”.
I visited Thailand a few years ago and found real Thai food is so different compared with the Thai food you get from local Thai restaurants. So I was really when I found out Danette was going to publish this Thai cookbook because she is an amazing chef, a Thai food expert and her mother is originally from Thailand. I believe with her background you can trust her recipes for Thai cooking.
Her book covers so many details and provides vast amounts of thoughtful information. All of her recipes are very easy to follow and everything is completely organised. This is a book suitable for people of all levels, no matter whether you’re a beginner with cooking or you’re a skilled chef. As long as you like Thai food, this is a book you should put on your shopping list!
I’m quite busy with my work and family this month but when I have more time I will definitely cook a few dishes from her book. I already have a few dishes in mind; Crying Tiger Grilled Steak, Poached Fish Fillets in Chilli, Garlic, and Lime Sauce, Northeastern Thai-Style Ground Pork Salad, Green Curry with Pork, Bamboo Shoots, and Eggplant, Green Curry Mussels…and many more. Danette also shared many different Thai sauce and condiments recipes in her book. I just can’t wait to try them all.
I will hopefully to illustrate 1 or 2 recipes from Danette’s cookbook to share it on my illustration blog in the future. I can’t wait to start working on that as Thai cuisines are so colourful, vibrant and use a lot of interesting ingredients. Stay tuned!
If you are interested in Danette’s book “The Better-Than-Takeout Thai Cookbook” you can have a look at: