Thailand has an increasingly well-known and well-loved repertoire of dishes, some more familiar than others. This culinary journey guides readers through Bangkok's markets to the seafood freshly cooked on the beaches of the Gulf of Thailand, to the sweet-makers of Phetchaburi province to the rice-growing hill tribes of the northern region. The Food of Thailand features a myriad of dishes that make up modern Thai cuisine: from traditional green, red, and panaeng curries, eaten by every Thai, to salads like som tam and laap, redolent with herbs and chillies, and coconut-based soups, including the famous tom khaa kai. To partner the recipes, special pages explore the essence of Thai food and cooking techniques. Subjects include: Making fish sauce Preparing som tam Mixing and pounding curry pastes Carving fruit. About The Food of... series A culinary journey around the world. Each book in The Food of... series is a comprehensive introduction to the world's great cuisine. These books feature more than 100 delicious recipes that highlight each country's culinary treasures. With instructive color photographs throughout, each recipe helps readers choose and identify produce, from vegetables and flavorings to street snacks, sweets, and colorful and exotic fruits. Feature sections explore the essence of each culture's food and cooking techniques.