And So It Begins

Food: it is what drives me. It drives you. It drives the entire world. As a person who learned to cook from her mother (and maybe wishes I went to culinary school), food has become the focus of my life. It is what drives most of my errant thoughts throughout most of my days. I would be lying if I said I didn’t constantly think about what my next creation will be or, if I am not cooking, the next restaurant to try.

Thailand. I know you are thinking, what does this have to do with the last two paragraphs. Well…a lot.

My husband and I took a recent trip to Thailand, partially because we did not have honeymoon, but mainly to enjoy some of the best food the world has to offer. To say the we were more than satisfied would be an understatement.
We tried everything from local coffee grown in the mountains of Chaing Mai in small coffee shops (which is by far the best coffee in the world in my opinion) to…

Food: Rustic and Blue in Chaing Mai, Thailand

This hip art gallery/coffee shop/refined cuisine mashup served one of the strangest (and strangestly satisfying) cold rice salad dishes I have ever seen, accompanied by a huge pile of grubs and other toppings and dressings on the side. The grubs themselves were crunchy and had the basic texture and mild flavor of puffed rice. Food: Woo Café in Chaing Mai, Thailand


Breakfast anyway you can imagine it.  Food: Clay Café in the Garden, Chaing Mai


And finally, a form of familiar American food for when you just miss home too much. Food: The Barn in Chaing, Mai


I hope to take you on an adventure with this blog better than the one I had in Thailand. (See! I told you I would connect the two!) If I do not succeed I at least hope to encourage you to love food as much as I do. If still I have failed, it is my hope that this site can serve as a source of inspiration for your next meal.

P.S…I cannot write an entire post without giving you something to try at home. So, if you want to try the best authentic dish that Northern Thailand has to offer, try Khao Soi:


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