So, I don't eat Thai food often. Simply because it's not readily available where I live. I do, however, love it. It seems too complicated to make, and the ingredients too hard to obtain. This book made it reasonable. Whew!
The recipes are lovely and like all cookbooks, there are a sprinkling in it that don't appeal to me, but on the whole, majority wins for deliciousness. The full color, glossy photos are a treat for the eyes. Being visual, I almost never even bother with a cookbook without them.
Just being honest.
I adore the visual beauty of this book- the Thai language at the top of each recipe adds interest.
There's a helpful glossary in the back.
There's also a section that teaches you some Thai basics like seasoning blends, sauces, pastes, etc.
This book is useable and it's so lovely I think it's a great gift idea.
*I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased written review*