Thai Cookery book “Cooking with Poo” wins award for oddest book title

A cookery book from Thailand called “Cooking with Poo” has just been awarded the “oddest book title of the year” by The Bookseller magazine. According to an article in The Guardian, the 114-page cookbook derives its title from author Saiyuud Diwong’s nickname, Poo, which is Thai for crab. However, strictly speaking, her nickname is pronounced with a hard “bp” sound and so is closer to “Boo” when spoken by a Thai person. But, this fact doesn’t deter foreigners from snickering every time they hear the name of this book. Saiyuud Diwong lives in Bangkok’s Klong Toey slum, where she runs a community cookery school. For more information, either to buy the cookery book or to join her cooking classes, visit cookingwithpoo.com.

3 thoughts on “Thai Cookery book “Cooking with Poo” wins award for oddest book title

  • April 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm
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    actually saiyuud dewongs nickname is chompoo(rose apple) everyone calls her poo for short hence our choice of title.

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    • April 11, 2012 at 7:37 am
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      Thanks for the correction.

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    • May 10, 2014 at 12:54 pm
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      Cooking with Shampoo?

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