A Few Odds and Ends

Here are some items from the last several days that I wanted to point out, at least belatedly: On Aung San Suu Kyi and reforms in Myanmar: The AP provides the context on Aung San Suu Kyi’s parliamentary swearing in today: Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sworn in to Myanmar’s military-backed parliament Wednesday, […]

David Thompson, foreigners, and Thai cuisine

A much-discussed story here in Bangkok at the moment is this IHT piece about David Thompson, an Australian chef known for his cuisine at the Michelin-starred Thai restaurant nahm, in London. Thomspon recently opened a branch here in Bangkok. The lede: It’s been a rough year for Thailand. First there were the images of deadly […]

My CNNGo audio slide show about David Thomspon

You may recall my recent post about attending David Thompson’s Thai cooking demonstration here in Bangkok. I was there for CNNGo, a recently launched travel and lifestyle site that focuses on six Asian cities. ((In addition to the Thai capital, the site covers Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.)) I put together an audio […]

David Thompson at the World Gourmet Festival

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend a lunchtime cooking demonstration by acclaimed Thai food expert David Thompson. Thompson wrote the well-known English-language cookbook Thai Food. And his London restaurant, Nahm, was the first Thai restaurant to receive a Michelin star. He’s in Bangkok as a featured chef at the 10th Annual World Gourmet Festival, […]