Pok Pok the Drinking Food of Thailand by Andy Ricker with JJ Goode
I’ve been hearing about Pok Pok for years now – I remember hearing about the restaurant being opened and everyone going nuts about it. I’ve not tried Andy Ricker’s food or read any other of his writings – when I saw this book being offered at BloggingForBooks I jumped at the opportunity!
I loved the intro – illuminating and engaging. It really made me interested in reading further.
I looked through the book for the first time, looking at the recipes, seeing what I would want to start with, being so excited to delve into this…and to be honest, even though the book is marketed as being simple drinking food, I found the ingredient list and the processes daunting.
Maybe if I had a lot of experience with drinking throughout Thailand, or perhaps WITH a bunch of Southeast Asians this would be easy for me to understand and incorporate into my repertoire…but I just found it hard to understand how to make these recipes.
As a side note – I would give this as a gift to someone looking for a unique cookbook and definitely someone that’s into drinking foods!
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.