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Introduction to Thai Clear Soups

Introduction to Thai Clear Soups – The complexity of simplicity

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The popularity of clear soups is gradually being eroded. Conversely, the most notable characteristics of fine clear soups – their simplicity, clarity and intense flavor – tend to paint them as boring in contrast to the thick, colorful and rich alternatives modern Thai cuisine knows to offer. Moreover, the name in Thai (gaaeng jeuut or dtohm jeuut) (ต้มจืด แกงจืด), translated into ‘mildly seasoned soup’, also can be read out of context as ‘uninteresting, tasteless and bland’.

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Introduction to Culinary Codes - Understanding Deliciousness

Introduction to Culinary Codes – Understanding Deliciousness

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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
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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
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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
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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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Basic Skills
How to render pork lard เจียวมันหมู

Rendering pork lard (เจียวมันหมู)

2m 46s
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In this class we will learn how to render and deodorize pork lard, you will get acquainted with different pork fat cuts and how to use them in Siamese traditional cuisine.

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(c1932) Sour water-based curry of pork, salted fish and vegetables blanched in pork lard (gaaeng sohm raang roong ; แกงส้มร่างรุ้ง แกงส้มหมูกับปลาเค็มใส่ผักตี่น้ำมัน )

14m 03s
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In this class we will examine and cook a sophisticated version of sour curry - gaaeng sohm raang roong, inspired by a recipe dating from 1932,

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Sour curry with morning glory (gaaeng sohm phak boong ; แกงส้มผักบุ้ง)

12m 56s
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In this class will learn how to prepare sour curry with morning glory. We will also examine the origins of sour curries ‘gaaeng sohm’ (แกงส้ม) from Thailand’s central plains.

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Basic Skills

grilling fermented shrimp paste in banana leaves (ย่างกะปิในใบตอง)

5m 43s
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In this class, part of the basic skills collection, We will learn how to grill fermented shrimp paste (kapi) in banana leaves and discuss the benefits of grilling it.

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