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An Evening with Nongkran Daks and Amy Bronee

Thursday Jul 09 2015 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove Event type: reading, signing, Presentation

An evening with cookbook authors Nongkran Daks, author of Nong's Thai Kitchen: 84 Classic Recipes that are Quick, Healthy and Delicious (Tuttle Publishing) and Amy Bronee, author of The Canning Kitchen: 101 Simple Small Batch Recipes (Penguin Canada). Co-presented by Slow Food Saskatoon.

In Nong's Thai Kitchen, the master chef and owner of Virginia's renowned Thai Basil Restaurant shares her secrets for creating Thai cuisine's most beloved dishes at home—using ingredients that can be found in most grocery stores. Nongkran teams up with veteran food writer Alexandra Greeley to show readers how to prepare classic Thai recipes, famous for their balance of sweet, sour, salty and hot flavors. Once elusive ingredients are now easily found, making it easy to prepare dishes at home for far less money than they would cost in a restaurant. All the recipes in this essential Thai cookbook are healthy, easy to make and inexpensive, so step into Nong's kitchen and begin a culinary journey to the tropical heart of Asia!

Nongkran Daks is the executive chef and owner of the Thai Basil Restaurant in Chantilly, Virginia. She has taught Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese cooking in Bangkok, Beijing, Honolulu, Vientiane, Laos and Washington, DC. Nongkran is the author of several Asian cookbooks and enjoys sharing the secrets of authentic Thai cooking with students in her cooking classes. Her most popular dish is Pad Thai, and she proved her mastery of it when she won Food Network's Pad Thai Throwdown challenge against celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

The Canning Kitchen blends the traditions of home preserving with the tastes of the modern home cook with simple, small batch recipes and vivid photography. Fill jars with classics such as Strawberry Rhubarb Jam and Crunchy Dill Pickles, and discover new classics like Salted Caramel Pear Butter, Bing Cherry Barbecue Sauce, and Sweet Thai Chili Chutney. In addition to year-round recipes, it includes all the basics you’ll need to get started. Get tips on choosing seasonal ingredients and fresh ideas on how to enjoy your beautiful preserves. Use the step-by-step checklist to safely preserve each delicious batch, leaving you with enough jars to enjoy at home plus a little extra for sharing.

Amy Bronee is a food blogger, recipe writer and cooking instructor. Millions of home cooks around the world visit her blog FamilyFeedbag.com for simple and inviting recipes and mouth-watering foodtography. Amy was named one of Western Canada’s Top 40 Foodies Under 40, and among its many awards, Family Feedbag is recognized as one of Canada’s top food blogs. Amy lives in Victoria, BC, with her husband and two young boys.

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Nong's Thai Kitchen

- by Nongkran Daks, Alexandra Greeley

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Only one chef has proved her mastery over celebrity chef Bobby Flay in the Food Network's Pad Thai Throwdown challenge: Nongkran Daks.

Now, the master chef and owner of Virginia's renowned Thai Basil restaurant shares her secrets for creating Thai cuisine's most beloved dishes at home--using ingredients that can be found in most grocery stores.

InNong's Thai Kitchen, Daks teams up with veteran food writer Alexandra Greeley to show readers how to prepare classic Thai recipes such as: Chicken with Thai Basil Shrimp Soup in Coconut Milk Spicy Beef Salad with Mint Leaves Roasted Duck CurryThai food is famous for its balance of sweet, sour, salty and hot flavors. This unique symphony of tastes and sensations is why Thai restaurants and cookbooks have entered the mainstream. What most people don't realize is that once elusive Thai ingredients such as fish sauce, lemongrass, coconut milk, cilantro, basil and shallots are now easily found, making it easy to prepare mouthwatering Thai dishes at home for far less money than they would cost in a restaurant. All the recipes in thisessential Thai cookbook are healthy, easy to make and inexpensive, so step intoNong's Thai Kitchen and begin a culinary journey to the tropical heart of Asia!

The Canning Kitchen

- by Amy Bronee

Trade paperback $28.00 - Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price: $25.20

A modern take on a beloved tradition The Canning Kitchen blends the traditions of home preserving with the tastes of the modern home cook with 101 simple, small batch recipes and vivid photography. Fill jars with canning classics such as Strawberry Rhubarb Jam and Crunchy Dill Pickles, and discover new classics like Salted Caramel Pear Butter, Bing Cherry Barbecue Sauce, and Sweet Thai Chili Chutney. With fresh ideas for every season, you'll want to keep your canning pot handy year-round to make delicious jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles, relishes, chutneys, sweet and savory sauces, and jars of homemade pantry favourites. In addition to year-round recipes, The Canning Kitchen includes all the basics you'll need to get started. Boost your canning confidence with straight-forward answers to common preserving questions and find out about the canning tools you need, many of which you may already have in your kitchen. Get tips on choosing seasonal ingredients and fresh ideas on how to enjoy your beautiful preserves. Use the step-by-step checklist to safely preserve each delicious batch, leaving you with just enough jars to enjoy at home plus a little extra for sharing.