The Foodie Handbook, the movie!

Ok, not really, just a video trailer we did for the book. Watch it and enjoy (I hope.)

You can also see it in HD on YouTube.

And if you're in the New York area I hope to see you tomorrow at the beautiful Rizzoli bookstore for a cocktail reception and my very first book signing!


Rizzoli Bookstore

31 West 57th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

New York, NY 10019


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  • The Gardener’s Eden

    Nice work Pim ! And I really love the photograph above… beautiful mood, beautiful light… it sparkles.

  • Erin

    What a great video. I am headed to Copperfield’s today and am definitely adding your book to my list. Good luck!

  • Kitchen Butterfly

    So in one week I see the book for the first time and watch the trailer too. Congratulations on the book signing…someday

  • Emily A

    Great video Pim! My co-workers and I enjoyed the pace and the music. So fun to see Santa Cruz locals in your work. And I must say you look fab in that dress! Good luck at your book signing.

  • Heather

    Great trailer, you should definitely do these more often. I would love to watch you in your many foodie travels. I see a great PBS show in the future. Enjoy your book tour!

  • riya

    congratulations & good luck.

  • Jean

    If I were in New York (instead of the H***Hole called Cleveland I’d be there. Congrats on the book. Let me know if you ever come out this way – I’ll be first in line!

  • Michelle

    You are so cute! Congratulations on your book, it looks fantastic! That peach tart looks so delicious.

  • Jen

    It was so fun to see our local Novakovich Orchard on your video! They have the BEST peaches, corn and tomatoes anywhere. Thank you for visiting us, here in Saratoga. Love your blog!

  • Alta

    Pim, wonderful! Congrats!

  • Jane

    Loved the video. You had a good balance of “field trips” and talking, and cooking. You’ve inspired me to try some things on my own since I’ve been following your blog. The bookstore is beautiful. Congratulations on your booksigning! Hope you sell tons of books! I’m going to get one soon! I like your emphasis on simple recipes with good quality ingredients. Keep up the good work!

  • Chez US

    Congrats! Love the video, really shows the true meaning of the book!

  • Jaime

    So inspiring! I can’t wait to get your book. I live in Seattle and volunteer for a local organic community garden and I think the food tastes so much better, especially when you work for it. Congratulations to you!

  • Natalie Sztern

    Pim, Saratoga is my favorite place; if just for the tiny great food restos typical to a small town with great orchards and farms…as a Canadian I have spent many summers there on the way to the catskills and shopping in Albany etc…looking forward to buying ur book and good luck

  • Kamran Siddiqi

    Pim, You are amazing and are very graceful on camera! Also, I love that Madonna line. Very true! But, seriously, can you please tell us how to pronounce your last name? Maybe a short video on it? I would love to say to someone, “I’m totally enjoying Pim Techamuanvivit’s cookbook! You definitely have to pick up a copy!”
    Oh, speaking of cookbook, I went to go pick up 2 copies of your book today from a Borders bookstore. They didn’t have your book. :( Those darn people should be fined not to have your book. I’ll try Barnes and Noble later. If they don’t have it, I will definitely start crying.


    HI Pim.
    Did I miss the signing??? I just saw the blog today and will be gutted if I missed it. I would love to see if any of my pics made it in. Let me know pleeeeeeaaaase!! Love Jenny (Acheson)

  • marlene

    I am so excited you wrote this fantastic book for us “Foodies”. A foodie handbook…….What a PERFECT title for a book. Love the premise of your book……source to the table. Can’t wait to prepare some of the recipes from your book. I also shop at Novakovich Orchards for their fabulous fresh and dried apricots. Looking forward to meeting you at your Santa Cruz book signing in Oct. LOVED the video.
    An avid reader of your blog from Los Gatos……..

  • Cindye

    Wow! Just looking @ your amazing pictures makes me want to eat all the food. Your presentation of the food is fantastic. Great pictures. Love the site! Great learning tool. Thanks for sharing your hard work.

  • peRn

    congrats to your new book ka, it looks great– what make it more interesting was your video, it represented your natural sense of foodie & being informative, na rak dee ka.

  • Natalie Sztern

    Aha…Saratoga California…I did not know – to me there is only one Saratoga and its got horseracing…LOL thx

  • Dawn Rock

    Congrats Pim! Can’t wait to get a copy of your book. AND the video —BRAVO! I laughed when you mentioned John Locke, the philosopher. Remember taking Baaske’s rhetoric class and all those hours studying for our comps? Just taking a trip down memory lane. Wish you were still here in Alhambra to cook for me and Nathaniel. But your current home seems like the perfect place for you: beautiful, spacious and filled with delicious sights and smells. Hope there’s plan to come down to Southern CA for a book signing. Congratulations again!

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  • lee

    really nice i will be doing this picture cake

  • Pim

    That’s Rizzoli, what a beautiful bookstore!

  • Pim

    Thank you!

  • Pim

    …some day we shall meet? Or some day for a book of your own? Just do it!

  • Pim

    Thanks, I got the dress from Cameron Marks. They’re my favorite dress shop here, Vanessa and Laura got the prettiest clothes in town.

  • Pim

    Thanks! I’d love to do more videos for the blog but they are so much work.

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  • Pim

    I definitely will.

  • Pim

    The tart is super fun to make. If you have the book you should try it.

  • Pim

    Don’t they? They are fabulous.

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  • Pim

    I’m glad you’re inspired to cook more. It’s fun, isn’t it?

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  • Pim

    I think you’re talking about Saratoga, NY, which is lovely too from what I hear. But this is Saratoga, CA, right here in Silicon Valley. You need to come see us!

  • Pim

    ….or something like that. Ha.

  • Pim

    You did! I’ll have Chronicle send you a bunch of books – which I’m surprised you haven’t got already! Next time I’m in town we need to grab some drinks.
    Your photos were fabulous. Thank you sooooo much.

  • Pim

    Look forward to meeting you too.

  • Pim

    That’s the idea. ;-)
    Thanks for the sweet words.

  • Pim

    Thanks ka!

  • Pim

    LOL, yes, so now you *really* must visit us.

  • Pim

    Oh yes I do! Trust me.
    I miss you all very much. Next time I’m down that way we must do something. Would love to see you both, it’s been tooooo long.

  • Trevy Thomas

    Loved your new book. In case Chronicle doesn’t tell you these things, I’ve reviewed it on behalf of Suite 101 here:
    Best wishes for success with it, from one foodie to another!
    Trevy Thomas

  • Karène

    Pim, congratulations on your book! Will it be by any chance published in France so that I can enjoy your recipes in metric measures?

  • David Hilmy

    sawaddee Pim, congratulations on the book- unfortunately work (and life) prevented me from driving up to Rizzoli’s this weekend from DC but I look forward to getting my copy via alternate means! (The trailer too was a great idea- perhaps a weekly or monthly video would develop a following all it’s own!)
    As I’m sure you will know, tomatoes as pommes d’amour is only half the story: originally cultivated by the Aztecs, the tomato (tomatl) made it’s way across the Atlantic with Spanish traders in the early 16th Century, stopping off en route in North Africa- a short boat ride later across the Med and the epicurious Italians named them pomo dei Mori, or “apples of the Moors.” When the French cottoned on to this culinary marvel it ended up being mispronounced and then transliterated as pomme d’amour which just happened to translate as the “apple of love”!

  • Claudia Jo

    Hello Pim, I looooooove your website. I was here sometime ago, but I see you have improved!!! wow!! very nice, your website provides illustrations that help me not to be scared and try to experiment with food!! and good thing about it too is you provide your tips!!
    Claudia Jo from Miami

  • ilaria

    oh no!!! i see just now,your book, and i want to buy istantly , i check on amazon and your book is out of stock!!!me tapina!
    here, in italy there’s no possibility to find this book…grrr

  • ilaria

    …and i love your neighbours and the farm near your house! XD

  • Yummy

    You are so adorable! Loved the video!
    Loved seeing Santa Cruz too. I miss it!
    Congrats on the success of your book!

  • Susie Bright

    Congratulations, Pim! Enjoy every moment of it!

  • Skin Care

    I recently came across your blog. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Very informative and nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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  • Judith

    What a lovely site you’ve got. A good friend shared it with me. I enjoyed the trailer; it recalls the Philo Apple Farm for me out here in California. I hope you’ll have the opportunity to visit it sometime when you make it out for your Bay Area sojourn which I am sure is inevitable! Well, actually, it’s a wee bit north of the Bay Area. Worth the drive. (A little triviata for you: The owners of the Philo Apple Farm were the original owners of The French Laundry.)

  • Judith

    Post-Script: Oh, hell, do I feel like an idiot. I should have read your bio before ANYthing. Sowuh, you’re probably familiar with Philo already. Well, kudos on your New York splash. What a lovely time to be on the East Coast, weather permitting. All that foliage. Or is it gone by now?

  • david

    No way another John Locke? I would’ve thought the only one I would’ve ever heard of was from Lost, well maybe he’s found now. I love the video, congrats on the cookbook! New to the site by the way.

  • tiffanyfree

    I think that these mushrooms would be a great addition to my mushroom collection.

  • London escorts

    The foodie handbook the almost definitive guide to gastronomy.  The Foodie Handbook shares a recipe for a rustic nectarine.  there will be new pages, features.

  • apotek online

    Jeg håber, du vil have mulighed for at besøge det engang, når du gør det ud for din Bay Area ophold, som jeg er sikker på er uundgåelig.