Thai cooking is renowned for its fragrant spices, aromatic herbs, exotic fruits and vegetables, a wide range of rice and noodle dishes, and flavours that range from mild to hot and spicy. Vegetarian Thai Cooking uses the best elements of the Thai cuisine to prove that you needn't miss out if you don't eat meat. Like many oriental cuisines, Thai cooking places great emphasis on fresh vegetables and fruits, rice and noodle dishes, and the inventive use of endless combination of herbs, spices and seasonings to give the food its characteristic Thai flavour. From Hot and Sour Soup and Spring Rolls to fluffy Thai Jasmine Rice, Crispy Deep-fried Noodles and Red Curry with Cashews, this book is the perfect introduction to the best of Thai cooking. Each dish is illustrated in colour with step-by-step photographs, and a final section offers advice on the ingredients and techniques of Thai cooking, and suggests substitutes for less common items, to ensure that each recipe is easy to prepare.
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