I had the great honor of being a guest in the talk show “Princess Diary” hosted by The Thai Princess Thun Kramom Ying Ubonrat. The show went on air on MCOT (Channel 9) late September 2010. In the show I had the honor to prepare Thai papaya salad and offered it to the Princess to taste.
Interview: Hanuman Aspler – Unearthing the Language of Ancient Siamese Cuisine and The Three Trees Farm Experience
In this revealing interview, Asha Tanna sits down with Hanuman Aspler to explore his one-of-a-kind philosophy on Thai cooking. Located a mere 40 minutes from central Chiang Mai, Hanuman’s Three Trees Farm offers more than just a cooking class—it provides an education in ancient Siamese cuisine. But Hanuman isn’t interested in merely passing on recipes. Drawing from old manuscripts, he treats Thai cooking as a language with its own set of rules and syntax. His unique blend of historical understanding and hands-on practice makes his teaching style a standout in Thailand’s culinary scene. Continue reading to delve into his unique approach
Unlock Thai Cuisine: Hanuman’s Workshops on Pre-WWII Siamese Cuisine
Cracking the Culinary Code” offers an in-depth look into Hanuman’s revolutionary approach to food and his exploration into the forgotten realm of Pre-World War II Siamese cuisine. Written by Beto Ortiz for Humans Of The Kitchen, this article challenges the conventional wisdom surrounding culinary education. While culinary schools offer valuable knowledge, they often fall short in preparing aspiring chefs for the real-world challenges of the kitchen. Hanuman, believes in a more hands-on, immersive experience that goes beyond mere recipes. His teaching philosophy aims to instill a deep understanding of the ‘why’ behind each dish, encouraging students to think critically and creatively. If you’ve ever questioned the value of traditional culinary schools or yearned for a more holistic understanding of food, this article is a must-read. Dive into Hanuman’s unique layers of culinary understanding, from the ingredients to the cultural and technical aspects, and discover how you can elevate your own Thai cooking skills. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock the secrets of Thai cuisine from a whole new perspective.