Adopt the simple techniques and quick recipes that are the staple of Thai cooking. In the last 10 years, the popularity of Thai food has exploded. With its bold use of fresh herbs and vegetables, it's no wonder the number of Thai restaurants has increased a hundredfold in cities from Los Angeles to London. Basic Thai Cooking takes the mystery out of Thai food and makes it easy to create its mouth-watering flavors in your own home. Everything from green curry to pad Thai will become a welcome addition to any weeknight table. With more than 80 easy-to-prepare recipes, including vegetarian, chicken, beef and seafood dishes, Basic Thai Cooking quickly dispels any initial hesitation for those coming to Thai food for the first time. A glossary explains basic ingredients and full-color photographs display everything from tools and spices to the proper way to season a wok. From there, beautiful soups, curries and stir-fries are only 25 minutes away.