I do enjoy mysteries with recipes in them. I have found some really good ones and I love when the author puts all the recipes (or a large grouping of them) into a cookbook so that I can just look in one book for the recipes instead of searching through all of the books. I realize that the author was attempting to get people to buy her books by putting excerpts from the books near the recipes, but I didn't want to read the excerpts here, I just wanted to look at the recipes and plan when I was going to use them (like for Easter).
This book is amazing, from beginning to end. I loved the stories and the insights to this culture I had been until now missing out on.The recipes are easy to follow even if they're not all easy to prepare, meaning, I personally do not have the skill required to complete some of these dishes, but that's not this book's fault.
Highly recommended for those who enjoy Thai food and culture.
Many thanks to the publisher for the awesome review copy!