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Party Time – Unique Thai-Style Cocktails

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Cocktails are not yet typical drinks in Thailand, but you can use Thai ingredients like ginger, lemongrass, and coconut milk to inspire your own mixed creations. Try our Thai Basil Mojito, a Pineapple Ginger Daiquiri, Coconut Eggnog, or homemade Lemongrass Syrup.

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Street-Food Inspired Appetizers – Part 1

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Thailand’s street-food and snack culture offer plenty of inspiration for the home cook who wants to make amazing appetizers. This entry shows you how to make Crispy Panko Fried Shrimp with Thai Chili Sauce, Curry Puffs, Shrimp on Lemongrass Skewers, and Lettuce-leaf wrapped Miang Kam. Three of these recipes come from the Isaan Thai Cookbook Crying Tiger: Thai Recipes from the Heart.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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Temple of Thai has ideas for every foodie on your holiday gift list, from new cooks to seasoned dinner-party hosts. Best of all, these gifts can be ordered and shipped directly from their site. Happy Holidays!

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Thai Massaman Curry – A Hearty Winter Meal

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Massaman Curry is a little more complicated to prepare than other Thai curries, but the results are worth it. Read on to learn the step-by-step process of preparing Massaman Curry paste, making the curry, and serving it in traditional Thai, or in a foreign-fusion, style.

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Sizzling Satay: Thai Grilled Snacks

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Tender strips of marinated, grilled meat, sweet and spicy peanut sauce, and cooling cucumber salad combine in Thai satay, one of Thailand’s most famous street foods. Authentic satay is easy to make at home for an impressive meal for two people, or twenty guests. Take inspiration from satay, or Thailand’s other grilled meats like sweet marinated grilled pork, to grill your own creations.

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Thailand’s Festival of Lights – Loy Kratong

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Update 2012: The Yi Peng festival took place in Mae Jo, Chiang Mai on the evening of November 25th 2012. In Bangkok, waves of light twinkle down the Chao Praya under a glitzy fireworks show. In Sukhothai, their Loy Kratong celebration is more traditional, as teenagers in silk and gold costumes dance next to elaborate [...]

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A Sampling of Savory Thai Sausages

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Thai sausages are relatively unknown outside of Thailand, which is unfortunate, as Thailand has a long tradition of preserving meat, and creating new flavors, with their spiced sausages like Naem and Sai Ua. Thailand’s street markets are crowded with vendors selling the local specialty sausage, grilled, smoked, or even deep-fried.

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Chef Jean-Georges’s Thai-inspired Cuisine

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Lately there has been a flowering of Thai-inspired restaurants worldwide which are under the guidance of a Western chef, even in Bangkok much to the chagrin of some Thai people! One of the first Western chefs to forge the path, long before the current trend, was French Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten with his Thai-inspired French cuisine. [...]

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A Thai Housewarming – Family, Friends & Food

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Khuan Ban Mai (ขึ้นบ้านใหม่), the blessing of a new house, is regarded by Thai people as a very auspicious event. It celebrates the completion of a new home by bringing together friends and family and performing a Buddhist rite to encourage good fortune and prosperity for the new dwelling and its inhabitants. Before the ceremony [...]

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Creative Pumpkin Carving by American Chefs

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Pumpkins, gourds and watermelons have become the medium of professional culinary carving artists and chefs who are turning ordinary earthy vegetables into perishable works of art. At this time of year in the states, Fall fruits and vegetables are going under the carving knife to become transformed into glowing jack-o-lanterns decorated with fancy floral patterns and [...]

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