Online Siamese Culinary Masterclasses for Professional Chefs and Thai food enthusiasts

In my masterclasses, for the first time in the English language, I reveal the culinary secrets hidden in old and hard-to-find Siamese cookbooks and recipes dating from the late 19th century to modern days. 

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Practical and kitchen-tested recipes with a mix of theory, history, psychology, and Siamese culture tidbits.

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Introduction to Culinary Codes - Understanding Deliciousness

Introduction to Culinary Codes – Understanding Deliciousness

Article


This article describes basic elements for the flavor understanding and introduces an alternative lexicon to the standard – and often meaningless – food-related jargon. My goal is to set up a communication tool to describe my culinary decisions as I examine and demonstrate recipes throughout the program.

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แกงนพเก้า

(c1908) nohpa gaao sour curry (gaaeng nohp pha gaao ; แกงนพเก้า)

10m 53s
Article
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nohpa gaao (แกงนพเก้า) – an aristocratic sour curry of nine ingredients, infused with the delicate fragrance of Asoka tree flowers that evoke the Royal Gardens – is truly a reflection of life inside the palace walls.

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แกงหมูส้ม

(c1949) Sour curry of pork belly and shrimp with smoke-dried fish and young tamarind leaves (gaaeng muu sohm ; แกงหมูส้ม)

8m 18s
Article
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This water-based sour curry with pork belly, shrimp and young tamarind leaves features prominent smoky notes. It is an expanded recipe based on a 1949 recipe by Maawm Ying Soophaa (หม่อมหญิงสุภา).

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แกงส้มเมืองใส่ไก่บ้าน

Northern Thai-style sour curry with free-range chicken, tomatoes and soap pod leaves (gaaeng sohm meuuang sai gai baan ; แกงส้มเมืองใส่ไก่บ้าน)

7m 08s
Article
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The mountainous region of Northern Thailand is home to diverse ethnic groups inhabiting both the valleys and the mountains. It is common for rural dwellers to enjoy a seasonal diet based on ingredients mostly grown or gathered around the house. Sour water-based dishes are a year-round favorite.

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Southern Thai-style sour curry with grilled pork neck meat, pineapple and young tamarind leaves

Southern Thai-style sour curry with grilled pork neck meat, pineapple and young tamarind leaves (gaaeng sohm muu yaang yaawt ma khaam aawn lae aap bpa roht ; แกงส้มหมูย่างยอดมะขามอ่อนและสับปะรด)

8m 03s
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This is a water-based Southern sour curry featuring grilled pork neck, pineapple and young tamarind leaves. Southern sour curries are referred to by non-Southerners as yellow curries (gaaeng leuuang) because the dish is stained gold from the extensive use of turmeric...

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chal sohm sour curry

Chak sohm sour curry (gaaeng chak sohm ; แกงชักส้มปลาช่อน)

12m 07s
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While chak sohm curry (ชักส้ม) is very much a part of the culinary codes of the central plains and eastern shores, the name is definitely not central...

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