"A gorgeous book, alive with colour and flavour, a dizzying marriage of Thai flavours and techniques with British ingredients. John Chantarasak demystifies and encourages, making his electrifying dishes accessible to all. Love it." – Marina O'Loughlin, The Sunday Times Food Critic
"An innovative and beautiful book full of mouth watering recipes. The best introduction to cooking Thai food at home from my favourite new chef." – Jessie Ware
"John is a talented chef, with a natural ability to produce thoughtful, delicious Thai food, and... has made a real contribution to the Thai food scene in the UK and beyond. So it's no surprise to open this book and find it full of insight and winning recipes - have it in your kitchen, you won't be disappointed!" – Andy Oliver, Chef Patron, Som Saa
Kin Thai translates as 'Eat Thai' and is a collection of 80 delicious recipes that shine a light on lesser known Thai cuisine as well as more popular Thai food classics. Chapters are structured by type of dish, from snacks and relishes to curries, stir-fries and salads, so you can easily find your favourites – from Roast Duck and Lychee Red Curry (gaeng daeng bpet) and Langoustine and Rhubarb Hot and Sour Soup (dtom yum goong) to Red Fire Greens with Yellow Soybean Sauce (pak kheo fai daeng) and Assorted Flavour One-bite Royal Snack (miang kham). As well as using ingredients native to Thailand, John explores the origins of the western ingredients, explaining their place in Thai cuisine, and how the competent home cook can use them to achieve Asian flavours.
About the Author
John Chantarasak is a half Thai, half British chef, based in London. After training at Le Cordon Bleu in Bangkok, John worked in the kitchens of David Thompson, whose restaurant Nahm is one of the most highly regarded Thai restaurants in the world. His reputation has grown through numerous sell-out popups and residencies across the UK, Europe, North America and South East Asia.