Growing Some Balls to Learn How to Cook Brain

You know when you really want to do something but don’t have the balls to do it? And then you do it and it’s like, why didn’t I do that earlier?? Last night I went to one of my favorite street vendors in my neighborhood, Khun Yu, and ordered a new dish I hadn’t tasted…

Bringing a Touch of Del Posto to Chiang Mai

My friend Sunee has been a cooking instructor at Chiang Mai University for thirty years. When she has the opportunity to bring in another chef/cook/someone who likes to cook, she seizes the opportunity, both for herself and for her students. She is given the chance to step back for a day and assist, while the…

Thai Home Cooking, Royal Style

I’m so full! Can I be cheesy and say both physically and emotionally? Good, there I said it. I just got home from one of those evenings that leave goosebumps on your arms because it was so fun and full of great people. My friend Andy, a chef who is wise in the ways of…

A New Adventure in Thailand Starts off Spicy

My first day in Bangkok was exactly what I wanted it to be. Actually maybe just a little bit more. I came off the airplane anxious to shake 22 hours of sitting out of my body. Oh yeah, first I had to take a taxi into the city. Then I could shake it off. A…

Wet Feet and Royal Eats

Chiang Mai is up-country.  Many Thais and expats prefer the laid back atmosphere of this charming city to the bustle and buzz of Bangkok.  My girlfriends  came to travel Thailand so we decided to head North for a bit of excitement.  But we didn’t go for the cool and quieter side of Chiang Mai…oh no,…