- Leela is a food writer, recipe developer, and award-winning cookbook author.
- She's the author of three cookbooks: Simple Thai Food, Bangkok, and Flavors of the Southeast Asian Grill
- She's the winner of the 2018 Art of Eating Prize.
Leela Punyaratabanhu is a food writer and recipe developer. Since 2008, she has written about Thai cuisine on her cooking blog, SheSimmers.com. Leela is the author of three cookbooks: Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen (2014), Bangkok: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand (2017), and Flavors of the Southeast Asian Grill: Classic Recipes for Meats and Seafood Cooked Over Charcoal (2020). She was named one of the greatest home cooks of all time in 2017 by Epicurious and her book, Bangkok, won the Art of Eating Prize in 2018. In addition to Serious Eats, Leela's work has appeared in CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Food52, TASTE, and Dill Magazine.
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