10 Best Slow Cooker Thai Cookbooks & Recipe Books

Here’s a pickle.

You’re craving Thai food.

But you don’t have a chef’s hat, right?

Your slow cooker’s got your back.

Thai cookbooks for slow cookers?

A maze.

It’s like looking for noodles in a soup pot.

Don’t sweat it, buddy!

We’ve got the spice to your rice, the kick to your chicken.

Ready for some slow cooker Thai cookbooks that pack a punch?

Top 10 Slow Cooker Thai Cookbooks

Here is the list of Slow Cooker Thai Cookbooks

  • “Thai Slow Cooker Cookbook” by Rockridge Press – Best Overall
  • “Thai Food” by David Thompson – Editor’s Choice
  • “Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand – A Cookbook” by Andy Ricker – Best Authentic Recipes
  • “The Food of Northern Thailand: A Cookbook” by Austin Bush – Best Regional Cuisine
  • “Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes From The Thai Home Kitchen” by Leela Punyaratabandhu – Best for Home Cooks
  • “Bangkok: Recipes and Stories From the Heart of Thailand – A Cookbook” by Leela Punyaratabandhu – Best Cultural Insight
  • “Cooking With Poo” by Saiyuud Diwong – Best Community Impact
  • “Hot Thai Kitchen: Demystifying Thai Cuisine With Authentic Recipes to Make at Home” by Pailin Chongchitnan – Best for Beginners
  • “Thailand: The Cookbook” by Jean-Pierre Gabriel – Most Comprehensive
  • “The Principles of Thai Cookery” by Chef McDang – Best Culinary Guide

Thai Slow Cooker Cookbook by Rockridge Press

This cookbook? A delightful surprise.

It’s not just about tossing ingredients and waiting.

It’s a journey. From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the serene beaches of Phuket, each recipe tells a story.

Some dishes? A hit straight away.

Others? They grow on you, much like the intricate flavors of Thai spices.

But, here’s the catch: you might need a trip to an Asian market for authentic ingredients.

Yet, the results Worth every bit.

Dive into the world of Thai, slow-cooked to perfection.

And remember, every bite is a trip to Thailand, minus the jet lag.

Thai Food by David Thompson

It’s not just a cookbook. It’s a journey through Thailand’s vibrant street food culture.

Thompson, with a Michelin star to his name, showcases the heart and soul of Thai cuisine.

From rickety carts serving noodle soups in bustling Bangkok streets to the intricate balance of flavors in traditional dishes, this book captures it all.

Earl Carter’s photography? Simply breathtaking.

It doesn’t just capture the dishes but the very essence of Thai street life.

Thompson’s recipes might seem daunting with their exotic ingredients, but they’re authentic.

They echo thousands of years of culinary tradition.

Whether you’re an amateur cook or a seasoned chef, this book offers a taste of real Thai, from simple stir-frys to complex curries.

And Thompson’s achievement?

It’s monumental.

This isn’t just a cookbook; it’s a piece of art, worthy of any collection.

Pok Pok Food and Stories from the Streets by Andy Ricker

Andy Ricker, with his impeccable storytelling, unravels the essence of authentic Thai cuisine.

The recipes? They’re a symphony of flavors, each telling a tale of tradition and innovation.

The “Best Authentic Recipes” award? Absolutely deserved.

This cookbook is a treasure trove for anyone yearning to experience the true spirit of Thai gastronomy.

From the vibrant visuals to the intricate details of each dish, it’s a sensory delight.

A must-have for every food lover’s collection.

And… if you’re tempted to get your hands on it, here’s where you can find it.

The Food of Northern Thailand by Austin Bush

This isn’t just a cookbook; it’s a journey.

From the vibrant stories behind the dishes to intimate interviews with villagers, it’s a sensory delight.

Ever heard of Sai Ua? It’s a Northern Thai sausage that’ll make you dream of Chiang Mai streets.

But, it’s not just about the recipes.

The book’s pages are adorned with glimpses of Thai life, landscapes, and the very soul of its people.

And while some ingredients might challenge the Western pantry, the adventure’s worth it.

So, if you’re looking to expand your culinary horizons and taste the authentic flavors of Northern Thailand, this book’s your ticket.

And… if you’re ever in Thailand, don’t forget to capture those Thai alphabets from the book.

Handy, right?

Simple Thai Food by Leela Punyaratabandhu

Leela Punyaratabandhu’s cookbook is a delightful journey through Thailand’s culinary landscape.

It’s brimming with authentic recipes that transport you straight to a Thai home kitchen.

The dishes? They’re a symphony of flavors, from zesty to savory.

And the best part? It’s tailored for home cooks!

So, whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned chef, this book guides you effortlessly.

The instructions? Crystal clear.

The ingredients? Easily accessible.

It’s like having a Thai grandma whispering culinary secrets in your ear.

A must-have for those craving genuine Thai flavors.

And… it’s crowned as the “Best for Home Cooks”.

Bangkok Recipes From the Heart of Thailand by Leela Punyaratabandhu

Leela Punyaratabandhu’s cookbook isn’t just a collection of recipes; it’s an intimate journey.

You can almost hear the bustling streets, feel the humid air, and most importantly, taste the authentic flavors of Thailand.

The writing? Vivid.

The photographs? A visual feast.

And the recipes? Authenticity at its finest.

Some might say too authentic, but for a culinary adventurer like me, it’s a dream.

Dive into dishes that transport you straight to the heart of Bangkok.

But a heads up for the casual cook: some ingredients might send you on a mini quest.

For those with a genuine love for Thai cuisine, this book’s a gem.

Cooking With Poo by Saiyuud Diwong

This 114-page gem is a testament to community spirit, with Poo running a cookery school in her community.

The book’s charm isn’t just in its unique title, which snagged the Diagram prize for the oddest book title, but in the heartwarming stories and authentic Thai recipes it offers.

It’s a testament to resilience, community, and the universal language of food.

And for those curious about the title, it’s a nod to the author’s nickname and not the unsanitary.

A delightful addition for anyone passionate about authentic Thai cuisine and community impact.

Hot Thai Kitchen by Pailin Chongchitnan

Pailin Chongchitnant’s cookbook is a culinary passport to Thailand.

Picture this: snowy coconut shreds, the tantalizing aroma of lemongrass soups, and the rhythmic dance of the pestle against granite.

Pailin, a Cordon Bleu-trained chef, marries her childhood memories with her culinary expertise, offering a vibrant YouTube channel and now this gem of a cookbook.

Dive into the heart of Thai culture, understand the essence of its ingredients, and master the art of its dishes.

From curries to desserts, it’s a delightful journey.

And for those who’ve been to Thailand, it’s a delicious trip down memory lane.

Thailand: The Cookbook by Jean-Pierre Gabriel

Gabriel’s gastronomic journey across Thailand has culminated in this definitive guide, offering 500 authentic recipes that span from the bustling streets to the comfort of home kitchens.

Whether you’re craving the classic Massaman Curry or eager to try a refreshing Dragon Fruit Frappe, this book has it all.

The vivid imagery not only tantalizes the taste buds but also paints a vivid picture of Thailand’s scenic beauty and vibrant food culture.

As an expert food critic, I appreciate the depth of research and the authentic methods detailed.

A must-have for every culinary enthusiast.

The Principles of Thai Cookery by Chef McDang

“The Principles of Thai Cookery” isn’t just a cookbook.

It’s a passport to the heart of Thai culinary traditions.

As someone who’s savored global flavors, I was captivated by the authentic recipes and the historical insights sprinkled throughout.

Some readers might find the ingredient list a tad challenging, but for a culinary enthusiast, it’s a treasure trove.

The book beautifully marries the art of presentation with the symphony of flavors.

And while it’s comprehensive, it’s not overwhelming.

It’s like having a Thai grandma whispering age-old secrets into your ear.

A delightful addition to any kitchen library, especially for those who value authenticity and creativity.

Final Say So!

Embarking on a Thai culinary journey has never been easier!

With these top-notch slow cooker Thai cookbooks, you’re not just preparing a meal; you’re crafting an experience.

From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the serene beaches of Phuket, let your taste buds travel.

So, grab your apron, fire up that slow cooker, and let’s dive into a world of aromatic spices, tantalizing flavors, and Thai culinary wonders.

Bon Appétit or as they say in Thai, ทานให้อร่อยนะ (Tān h̄ı̂ xr̀xy nạ)!

Renee Searcy

Hi! I’m Renee. From a young age, I’ve been enchanted by the flavors, aromas, and the art of cooking. My journey has taken me from my family’s kitchen to working with some of the most talented chefs and culinary experts in Atlanta, GA, and beyond.

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