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Lok Lok – Penang, Malaysia

Lok Lok Malaysia

On a recent trip to Penang, Malaysia I got to enjoy LOK LOK – a particular delight! Lok Lok consists of colored sticks, with a large variety of foods and food types, from squid to beef, from fish balls to vegetables and many things in between. Most are put into boiling water for a short [...]

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It’s Thai Mango Season!

Thai Mangoes

Although the summer season is incredibly hot in tropical Thailand it also means glorious mangoes are in abundance. Some of the most beloved dishes of Thai cuisine elevate the sweet and sour taste of the ripe and unripe mango, such as Sticky Rice and Mango and tart and spicy Thai Mango Salad. You can find the [...]

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Laksa Noodles, Beloved SE Asian Street Food

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Across Southeast Asia, street vendors are dishing up steaming bowls of Laksa noodles, choose from rich creamy coconut curries or hot and sour broths filled with oodles of noodles, seafood or chicken, and fresh vegetables.

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Thailand’s Escoffier – Chef McDang Defines Thai Cuisine

Chef McDang

Today we are honored to post our long overdue interview of Chef McDang, who is perhaps Thailand’s most famous and outspoken chef. Actively involved in teaching The Principles of Thai Cookery, he is currently a cooking instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Art. Chef has appeared with Gordon Ramsay, Anthony Bourdain and also [...]

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Easy Holiday Plate Garnishes for Festive Table Settings

Holiday Plate Garnish - Leek Flower

Learn the fine art of fruit and vegetable carving at your own pace, in your own space, with the new “Creative Carving DVD, Lesson 1″. Professional Thai carving artist Chef Nuntana will teach you in clear, well explained steps how to create easy plate garnishes in time for this holiday season. The lesson begins with [...]

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The Nittaya Thai Curry Paste Factory in Action

Red Chicken Curry

Karla visits the Nittaya Curry Paste factory in Rangsit, near Bangkok. This factory produces all of the delicious curry pastes sold by Nittaya. Their process is careful and labor-intensive, starting at 5 am when fresh herbs arrive at the factory doors . . .

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Crushing the Cookies Asian-Style

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If you are looking for an unusual dessert, how about a Thai-inspired cheesecake, a dessert which is not typically part of an Asian chef’s repertoire. Chef Ian Chalermkittichai has come up with an innovative new twist on this classic recipe, as consulting chef for New York City’s Spot Dessert Bar in lower Manhattan. Taking “Thailand’s [...]

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‘Huge Thai Phase’ for Cooking Channel Host Jeffrey Saad

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Currently on newsstands, the September issue of Food Network Magazine visits the well-equipped kitchen of Chef Jeffrey Saad, host of United Tastes of America. Jeffrey’s stylish kitchen is prepared for cooking all sorts of cuisines, and he says tools like the Temple of Thai granite mortar and pestle get a lot of action, especially for [...]

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Watermelon Carving Contest July 2012

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The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) is hosting its Third Annual Watermelon Carving Contest this month, July 2012. To enter, carve a watermelon between now and August 4 and send an image of your melon carving and also a image of you posing with your carving to the NWPB. Judges will choose three finalists in [...]

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Holiday Cooking Gift Ideas for Foodies

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Still shopping for your holiday gift list? We have suggestions for the Thai and Asian food lover with a sweet tooth, the coffee and tea fan, or anyone who would enjoy making quick and delicious Thai food at home. Happy Holidays!

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