Beach books? We’d rather they’re set in Thailand. Thai cookbooks? Better if the author learned to walk and talk in Bangkok, right? Jump into these and more this month – with a totally updated Thailand travel guide, too. As we head towards summer travel season – here are 5 hot-off-the-press books to enjoy this month.
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A self-described “Thai-born girl with a foreign face”, this book is an absolute gift for greedy people. Discover how to cook complete Thai feasts, or start by erasing all trepidation in the “how to cook rice” section. More from Amazon: “Born and raised in Bangkok, Kay spoke Thai before she spoke English and has spent more than half her life in Thailand.”
7th edition available now – totally updated! Your total travel guidebook for Koh Samui, Thailand in a convenient PDF ebook – it downloads instantly.
“I can’t come up with a single suggestion to enhance it. It’s by far the best single spot travel guide I’ve seen, anywhere, and I’m 44 and been around the block (well got lost at one point). I’d say it’s essential and almost a necessity.” – Claus, DenmarkView on Amazon
This deeply funny beach book winds up – exactly where it should – on a beach in Thailand. Early press reviews compare it to Bridget Jones (with a little more “FML”), so schedule a few guilty hours by the pool.View on Amazon
A brand new option in hardback to fulfill all your foodie dreams. Bangkok Local’s unique take is its dawn to dusk schedule. For breakfast perhaps “some fried taro cakes (kanom pak gad) or an egg in tamarind sauce (kai luk keuy) or rice soup with barramundi (kao tom pla kra pong)”. Snack options abound for the afternoon section, with “late-night stir-fried crab with black pepper (pu pad prik thai dum) and bananas in coconut cream (gluay buat chee)” to finish the day.View on Amazon
We can relate to the joy of a brand new and totally updated guidebook! Fodor’s latest offering promises a full redesign, and includes sections on Cambodia and Laos as well.View on Amazon
Get thirty recipes for popular Thai dishes – and a possible means of severing ties with your favourite Thai take-out spot (temporarily, at least).