With all due respect to the Cordon Bleu cooking school but you can learn more about cooking sitting in a circle with these Thai ladies than you could ever hope to learn in the same amount of time at the renown cooking school. Chances are you can probably learn a lot of gossip and the plot line to the popular Thai soap opera too. This photo was taken by my friend Pixy, the amazing photographer and restauranteur http://bit.ly/AnjPXb when he volunteered his time to help Thai flood victims. The sight of amazing Thai cooks sitting in a circle and doing kitchen prep work together just took me back to a time when I was welcomed into this inner sanctum. I wish I still lived in a culture where we all taught each other how to cook, and a place where repetitive kitchen tasks are looked forward to as they allow friends to catch up, gossip and have a laugh in the kitchen. I can’t think of anything more inspirational to make me want to cook.
If you are ever in Koh Tao, Thailand please make sure you stop in and share a gimlet with Pixy at Whitening, he’s a saint.