The life and work of some of the great culinary legends who shaped Siamese cuisine – the first Thai food influencers Prelude Siamese cuisine is the accumulated wisdom of cooks at every level of the society – from housewives cooking at home and caring for their families, to cooks in
Siamese Culinary Legends of the Rattanakosin period
Queen Amarindra (อมรินทรา) was the Queen Consort of King Rama I (Phutthayotfa Chulalok) and thus the first queen of the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Queen Amarindra was the daughter of Thong and Fan Na Bang Chang, a wealthy family from Samut Songkhram province. When the young couple met, she was known as Nak
Jao Jaawm Waaen or Jao Khoon Seuua (1769-1809)
เจ้าจอมแว่น ในรัชกาลที่ ๑ (คุณแว่น/คุณเสือ/เจ้าคุณข้างใน)
Jao Jaawm Waaen was a member of the Vientiane royal dynasty. She was brought to Thonburi by a military commander named Chao Phraya Chakri, who met her during a mission to Vientiane. This commander later became King Rama I.