Yam Met Mamuang Himaphaan: Fried Cashews with Salt,
Chiles, and Green Onions. Photo by Austin Bush. Courtesy of Ten Speed Press.
Andy Ricker is widely known for his restaurant Pok Pok in Portland, which has spawned multiple locations while introducing many neophytes to the flavors of Northern Thai cuisine. Now he and co-writer JJ Goode are back with a new cookbook. It’s called “The Drinking Food of Thailand,” and true to form, it celebrates a swath of spicy Thai street food specialities.