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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60 Responses to “The Foodie Handbook, the movie!

  • The Gardener's Eden said:
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:33am

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

  • Erin said:
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:38am

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

  • Kitchen Butterfly said:
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:47am

    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 said:
    September 16th, 2009 at 12:21pm

    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 said:
    September 16th, 2009 at 1:35pm

    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 said:
    September 17th, 2009 at 4:51am

    congratulations & good luck.

  • Jean said:
    September 17th, 2009 at 9:47am

    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 said:
    September 17th, 2009 at 3:09pm

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

  • Jen said:
    September 18th, 2009 at 12:16pm

    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 said:
    September 19th, 2009 at 5:27am

    Pim, wonderful! Congrats!

  • Jane said:
    September 19th, 2009 at 6:17am

    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 said:
    September 19th, 2009 at 6:21am

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

  • Jaime said:
    September 19th, 2009 at 9:00am

    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 said:
    September 19th, 2009 at 4:47pm

    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 said:
    September 20th, 2009 at 2:36pm

    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.

  • said:
    September 20th, 2009 at 4:58pm

    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 said:
    September 20th, 2009 at 9:31pm

    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 said:
    September 20th, 2009 at 10:31pm

    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 said:
    September 22nd, 2009 at 6:12am

    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 said:
    September 22nd, 2009 at 6:23am

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

  • Dawn Rock said:
    September 22nd, 2009 at 9:04pm

    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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    September 23rd, 2009 at 5:01am

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  • lee said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 8:37am

    really nice i will be doing this picture cake

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:07am

    That’s Rizzoli, what a beautiful bookstore!

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:07am

    Thank you!

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:08am

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

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:09am

    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 said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:10am

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

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:10am


  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:10am

    I definitely will.

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:11am

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

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:11am

    Don’t they? They are fabulous.

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:11am


  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:12am

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

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:12am


  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:12am


  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:13am

    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 said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:14am

    ….or something like that. Ha.

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:15am

    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 said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:15am

    Look forward to meeting you too.

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:16am

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

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:16am

    Thanks ka!

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:16am

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

  • Pim said:
    September 24th, 2009 at 10:17am

    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 said:
    September 25th, 2009 at 9:16am

    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 said:
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:00am

    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 said:
    October 4th, 2009 at 4:35pm

    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 said:
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:03pm

    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 said:
    October 13th, 2009 at 10:22am

    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 said:
    October 13th, 2009 at 10:23am

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

  • Yummy said:
    October 14th, 2009 at 4:54pm

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

  • Susie Bright said:
    October 21st, 2009 at 7:10am

    Congratulations, Pim! Enjoy every moment of it!

  • Skin Care said:
    October 28th, 2009 at 5:47pm

    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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    November 3rd, 2009 at 5:38pm


  • Judith said:
    November 13th, 2009 at 11:40am

    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 said:
    November 13th, 2009 at 11:46am

    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 said:
    November 15th, 2009 at 8:29pm

    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 said:
    January 23rd, 2010 at 12:21am

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

  • London escorts said:
    May 26th, 2011 at 4:29am

    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 said:
    May 26th, 2011 at 5:57pm

    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.

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