(i know i should post this on the kosher board, but my husband reads that board regularly and I am trying to buy him a present!)
my husband is a HUGE fan of asian cuisine - thai and japanese more than chinese. I would like to buy him a cookbook for Hannukah - either a thai cookbook or a general asian one. I have read through the various suggestions on these boards, so I am not looking for a cookbook suggestion.
My question is, for those more experienced cooking asian food than I am: as kosher cooks, are we better off with a vegetarian cookbook, and then we can add meat to the recipes if we choose with a little improvising? or are we better off with a 'normal' cookbook, making substitutions when necessary...? i just havent cooked enough asian food to know, so i will appreciate any input anyone has.