EatInEatOut WINTER 2016 - Page 8

BOOKS FOR COOKS Cozy cookbooks! This spicy reading will heat up any cold winter day Years later, as a Cordon Bleu–educated chef in San Francisco, Pailin vividly remembered the culinary experiences of her youth. And so, on YouTube, Hot Thai Kitchen was born. Combining her love of teaching with her devotion to Thai food, Pailin immediately connected with thousands of fans who wanted a friend and educator. HOT THAI KITCHEN Demystifying Thai Cuisine with Authentic Recipes to Make at Home By Pailin Chongchitnant Pailin Chongchitnant grew up in Thailand spending her childhood with the kitchen as her playground. From a young age, she would linger by the stove, taking in the sight of snowy white coconut being shredded, the smell of lemongrass-infused soups, and the sound of the pestle pounding against the granite mortar. 8 WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA In this much-anticipated cookbook, Pailin brings her signature warmth and impressive technique to Thai food lovers everywhere. She begins by taking readers on a beautifully photographed trip to Thailand to explore the culinary culture and building blocks central to Thai food. With foolproof and easy-tofollow instructions, Pailin breaks down the key ingredients, flavours, equipment, and techniques necessary to master authentic Thai cooking.Then, she shares her must-make recipes for curries, soups, salads, and stir-fries, vegan dishes, dips and sumptuous Thai desserts. Pailin has shared one of the recipes from her book - Coconut Galangal Chicken Soup... yum!