Review of The Drinking Food of Thailand
I wanted this to be my cookbook. I get the premise of Andy Ricker's new book, The Drinking Food of Thailand: easy food that is perfect for a 2 a.m. snack in the midst of a night on the town. However, I am generally not awake at 2 a.m. and my nights on the town are somewhat circumscribed.
However, if you're in the market for an adventure-filled cookbook, this might be your book. If you're looking for photos that are meant to capture the nightlife in Thailand, this might be your book. If you want to go on a bit of your own journey to find some ingredients, this might be your book. If you're delighted by Ricker's work with Pok Pok in NYC and Portland or a fan of Anthony Bourdain, this is most certainly your book. If you want to get out of rut with your own Thai cooking, people, pick this book up immediately.
If you're looking for a Tuesday night meal before sitting down to answer all those work emails you didn't get to during the day, this is not your book.