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The Pepper Thai Cookbook: Family Recipes from Everyone's Favorite Thai Mom (Hardcover)

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Chrissy Teigen's Mom Pepper has written a family cookbook that emphasizes the link between frugality and flexibility, that was a necessity growing up in a large working class family in Thailand. She later used this principle as a young mother newly moved to the states, whose own daughter wouldn't eat Thai food, and a Grandmother who couldn't always find Thai ingredients. Sloppy joes, spaghetti, and omelets get the Thai touch, but more authentic recipes also come with substitutes, such as green beans for green papaya. There are also recipes for homemade chile crisp, and a doctored up fish sauce that she keeps on her dining table. All of it sounds delicious. This is the perfect easy cookbook for someone who likes Thai food but hasn't tried to get the same flavors yet in their own cooking. There isn't one recipe in this book that I wouldn't eat.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 80 stir-fried-saucy, sweet-and-tangy mostly Thai-ish recipes from the mom who taught Chrissy (almost) everything she knows, Pepper Teigen!
Whether she’s frying up a batch of her crispy-garlicky wings for John’s football Sundays or making Chrissy her favorite afternoon snack—instant ramen noodles with ground pork, cabbage, scallions, and cilantro—Pepper Teigen loves feeding her famously fabulous family. Through these eighty recipes, Pepper teaches you how to make all her hits. You’ll find playful twists on Thai classics, such as Fried Chicken Larb, which is all crunch with lots of lime, chile, and fish sauce, and Pad Thai Brussels Sprouts, which bring the fun tastes and textures of pad thai to a healthy sheet of pan-roasted vegetables. And there are the traditional dishes Pepper grew up with, like khao tod crispy rice salad and tom zapp hot and sour soup.

Pepper shares stories about her life, too, such as how she used to sell sweet-savory kanom krok coconut-and-corn pancakes to commuters when she was ten years old in Thailand (now she makes them with her granddaughter, Luna, as a treat) and how, once she moved to the United States, she would cobble together tastes of home with ingredients she could find in her new homeland, like turning shredded cabbage and carrots into a mock-papaya salad. Influenced by Thailand, California, and everywhere in between, Pepper’s mouthwatering recipes and sharp sense of humor will satisfy  anyone craving a taste of something sensational, whether that’s a peek into America’s most-talked- about family’s kitchen or a rich and spicy spoonful of Massaman Beef Curry.

About the Author

Originally from Thailand, Pepper Teigen moved to the United States as a young woman after getting married. She longed for the flavors of home and so she started cooking Thai-ish food using American ingredients to substitute for Thai ones she couldn’t find in grocery stores. It was while she was working at her then-husband’s bar in Washington State that she earned the nickname Pepper, because the patrons always saw her snacking on fresh, spicy chiles. Now, Pepper lives in Southern California with her daughter, Chrissy, son-in-law, John, and her grandchildren, Luna and Miles. She is prominently featured on Cravings by Chrissy Teigen, as well as in both of Chrissy’s bestselling cookbooks, where she shares her recipes, wit, and wisdom.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593137666
ISBN-10: 0593137663
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Publication Date: April 13th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English