Thailand Travel Books: Read Up Before You Go

One of our favorite Thailand travel books

Learn more about our Thailand Culinary Tour and explore Thai culture through its cuisine.

Our Favorite Thailand Travel Books

A wonderfully fun part of our job at Access Culinary Trips is discovering new books about the exotic destinations we visit and sharing them with our guests. We have compiled a list of our favorite Thailand travel books. Thanks to our friends at Powell Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore, you can easily purchase these fantastic travel reads and immerse yourself in them before your Thai cooking adventure begins. Our Thai cooking tour is an immersive experience involving all of your senses. Savory, sweet, spicy and aromatic foods are accompanied by delightful smiles and warm greetings from our hosts in Thailand. These books will get you ready!

Take a peak here on the blog, and follow the link to Powell Books to purchase what you need.

See you on the plane!

Thailand, The Cookbook by Jean-Pierre Gabriel

With depth and dexterity, Gabriel explains ingredients and authentic techniques for 500 authentic Thai snacks, drinks, curries, stir fry, desserts and more. ($49.95)

Culture Smart! Thailand by Roger Jones

A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with practical travel advice and a short overview of the land and people. ($9.95)

Eyewitness Guide Thailand by Eyewitness Guides

A compact, illustrated guide featuring color photographs, excellent maps and a regional overview of Thailand’s natural and cultural attractions. ($25.00)

Insight Flexi Map Thailand by Insight Guides

An accordion-folded map of Thailand, laminated for protection from weather and wear. It features a clear map of the country (1:800,000), plus detailed street maps of Bangkok and Chiang Mai (1:18,000). ($9.99)

Hot Sour Salty Sweet A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia, by Jeffrey Alford

Luminous at dawn and dusk, the Mekong is a river road, a vibrant artery that defines a vast and fascinating region. Here, along the world’s tenth largest river, which rises in Tibet and joins the sea in Vietnam, traditions mingle and exquisite food prevails. ($28.00)