Thai Cooking School
March 21, 2013

Believe it or not I ended up with an entire day almost free yesterday. No meetings until 5pm. So, I did one of the things I’ve always wanted to do here. I went to a Cooking School. Way cool experience.

First we went shopping to learn about ingredients and to purchase what we needed.

Thai Cooking School - shopping
They took us to a big busy market which, was both educational and a bit overwhelming
Thai Cooking School - shopping
Here we learned about many unfamiliar ingredients
Thai Cooking School - shopping
Including some absolutely beautiful produce
Thai Cooking School - shopping
And … of course … many chilies
Thai Cooking School - Bill Taylor making curry paste
Back to the school where we learned how to make curry paste the original way. I chose to make Green Curry Paste
Thai Cooking School - cooking station
We each had our own cooking station
Thai Cooking School - Bill Taylor cooking
I got to cook a total of three different dishes in addition to making the curry paste. Here I am making Green Curry with chicken and vegetables in coconut milk. Yum
Thai Cooking School - pad thai
And we got to eat all the food we cooked. Yum. Here’s my Pad Thai dish
Okay, back to work with the orphanages now.