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Noodles, Rice, and Everything Spice: A Thai Comic Book Cookbook (Paperback)

Noodles, Rice, and Everything Spice: A Thai Comic Book Cookbook By Christina Ce Witte, Mallika Kauppinen Cover Image
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“This fun guide to Thai food in comic book form weaves in the history of each dish and lots of cooking tips, plus just enough food photography to keep your mouth watering.”—Epicurious

An approachable comic book cookbook tour of Thai culture and cuisine with 50 recipes and stories from the country's main culinary regions


From an exciting all-female, all-Thai team, Noodles, Rice, and Everything Spice combines easy-to-follow comic book panels with pops of vibrant food photography to perfectly capture the bright, colorful flavors and ingredients that are crucial to Thai cuisine.

Noodles, Rice, and Everything Spice showcases real Thai food from the country’s distinct culinary regions. Journey to the northern Lanna region and dine “khan tok”–style with small bowls of chile dips, curries, sticky rice, and vegetables on a gilded pedestal tray for sharing; sit cross-legged on a bamboo mat around a spread of tangy salads and grilled meats in the northeast Isaan region; roam the bustling markets of central Bangkok for iconic street food treats; and lounge on a beach in southern Thailand with dangerously spicy seafood.

With recipes divided into six delectable sections for any meal or mood of the day, discover how to make world-class snacks and starters such as Som Tam (papaya salad) and Satay Gai (grilled chicken skewers), or iconic noodle dishes such as Khao Soi (coconut curry noodle soup) and Pad Kee Mao (drunken noodles), as well as some lesser-known regional favorites to pair with rice such as Pad Sator (stir-fried bitter beans) from the south and Nam Prik Ong (Ong’s spicy pork and tomato chile dip) from the north. The book also teaches helpful cooking and preparation techniques such as how to properly grate a papaya, make sticky rice in the microwave, fry an egg to crispy perfection, and more.

In celebration of the warm, welcoming spirit of Thailand, Noodles, Rice, and Everything Spice shares the secrets to making these dynamic Thai dishes at home, whether as a quick one-plate meal or a showstopping spread of multiple dishes for enjoying communally.

About the Author


Mallika Kauppinen grew up in a remote area of southern Thailand where cooking was a huge part of her life. She now teaches Finnish and Thai online and has founded her own education company.  

Christina de Witte, also known by her illustrator alias chrostin, is a Thai Belgian cartoonist and the author of The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl.

Praise For…


“This fun guide to Thai food in comic book form weaves in the history of each dish and lots of cooking tips, plus just enough food photography to keep your mouth watering.”—Epicurious

“This comic-filled release by Kauppinen and de Witte is a fun guide to classics like som tum (papaya salad) and khao soi (coconut curry noodle soup).”Food Network Magazine

“In the wonderful instant-classic comic cookbook Noodles, Rice, and Everything Spice by Christina De Witte and Mallika Kauppinen, readers will discover a wealth of information about Thai cooking. This isn’t just limited to the delicious recipes (although there are many of those). The book also includes historical, cultural, and geographical context on the cuisine, tips on procuring the correct ingredients at the Asian store, adorable cartoon chef versions of the creators, and so much more besides!”—The Beat

“This cookbook is fun, approachable, and even punny. People of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy this fantastic exploration of Thai food, culture, and history. A resounding success.”School Library Journal

“This imaginative Thai cookbook is packed with instructive cartoons. . .  .The delightful illustrations make the book not only fun to read, but also instructive for each step in a given recipe.—Santa Cruz Sentinel

“Tools, ingredients, stirring guidelines, timers, heat levels and more are diagrammed in a manner that provides both joy and exceptional clarity unmatched by most cookbooks.”—Bookpage, starred review
 
“This comic-book cookbook will appeal to readers who enjoy their cooking instruction with a side of graphic-novel sensibility. De Witte and Kauppinen will easily convince them to get in the kitchen and make these mouthwatering favorites.”—Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781984861603
ISBN-10: 1984861603
Publisher: Ten Speed Graphic
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English