Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cooking Thai style

Taking a cooking course seems to be almost as cliché for tourists to Thailand as getting a massage. We’d experienced the massages and loved them, so why not try cooking too?

We sifted through the plethora of courses available, but the “organic farm” aspect of Thai Farm Cooking School jumped out at us. Even better, the booking office was close to where we were staying, so we booked for the next day. At her recommendation, we had a good lunch opposite the office—ironically, at another cooking school!

For 1,900 bhat (~C$55) we had a full and interesting day—and probably the best food we’ve had yet in Thailand.

Katharine covered more details in an earlier post, but you can also view our set of 31 images taken during the class as a slide show (click the “Slideshow” button in the upper right).

The popularity of cooking classes surely must be a boon for Thai food exporters: imagine the effect of hundreds of cooking schools throughout the country providing positive experiences every day to many thousands of tourists…

When we are back at Spiritwood, I know we will certainly seek out local suppliers for some of the ingredients for some Thai dinner parties—after reviewing our recipe book and making some dishes for ourselves first of course!