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Thai takeout meets authentic, regional flavors in this collection of 100 recipes for easy, economical, and accessible Thai classics--from the rising star behind the blog She Simmers.Who can say no to a delicious plate of Pad Thai with Shrimp a fresh, tangy Green Papaya Salad golden Fried Spring Rolls or a rich, savory Pork Toast with Cucumber Relish? Thai food is not only one of the most vibrant, wonderfully varied cuisines in the world, it also happens to be one of the tastiest, and a favorite among American eaters. The good news is, with the right ingredients and a few basic tools and techniques, authentic Thai food is easily within reach of home cooks. Take it from Leela Punyaratabandhu, a Bangkok native and author of the popular Thai cooking blog She Simmers.

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Leela Punyaratabandhu

Leela Punyaratabandhu (pronounced boon-yuh-RUHT-tuh-puhn) is the author of Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand and Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen. She also writes about Thai cuisine on her cooking blog, SheSimmers.com which was named the best Regional Cuisine blog in 2012 by Saveur Magazine. Leela's writing has appeared in CNN, Wall Street Journal, Serious Eats, Food52, and Dill Magazine. In 2017, she was named one of the 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time by Epicurious.

Dividing her time between Chicago and Bangkok, Leela's work focuses on Thai food and Thai restaurants both in the United States and Thailand. She has conducted numerous interviews with chefs, restaurateurs, and Thai cuisine experts in both countries.

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