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Thai Cooking in a Sufi's Kitchen

by Alima Ravadi Quinn

'Thai Cooking in a Sufi's Kitchen' focuses on teaching you the techniques needed to create healthy and authentic Thai food. The recipes in this book ensure that anyone, with any experience, can master them. With full color, step-by-step instructions Alima Ravadi Quinn makes even the most daunting dish seem simple. "The book's aim is to teach you how to feed your body and your soul," says Alima Ravadi Quinn, author of Thai Cooking in a Sufi's Kitchen.

This book is especially geared toward people that are looking to expose their family and friends to a new and healthier way of preparing meals. Your kitchen can provide a way for all of your loving, caring energy to be passed on through the food you cook. Thai Cooking in a Sufi's Kitchen will teach you how to do it.

Written as a continuation of her first cookbook. Joy of Thai Cooking, Alima shares both her enlightening poetry and flavorful recipes that feed the mind, body and soul.

Whether you're a seasoned chef or just learning how to cook; Alima's step by step instructions, full color illustrations and Thai ingredient guide make preparing these recipes an easy, fulfilling and delicious experience.

About the author
Alima began her career in the restaurant business over twenty-seven years ago. In an effort to share her love of food and culture, she began offering her knowledge to children and adults throughout the community.
     For Alima food is about sustenance of the soul as well as the palate. It is about song and poetry, about family and love and good company. Food prepared with love and fresh ingredients as well as the best balance of flavors is the most nourishing food in the universe. Alima's knowledge from the heart and commitment to concentration, meditation and contemplation has assisted in raising a family, being a good will ambassador, and a business owner
     She has been a featured speaker at programs put on by: "Beyond the Horizon" Youth Conference, Richland Community Development Task Force, Mid-Columbia Asian American Association, US Department of Energy, and many others.
     Alima's unique perspective on food and spirituality has been featured in the Tri-City Herald and the Tri-Cities Journal of Business.  Alima successfully authored her first two books, The Joy of Thai Cooking, which was released in 1990; and The Wings of my Soul, in 2000. 
Alima Ravadi Quinn currently resides in Richland, Washington. You can visit her website at:


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