Thai food is internationally famous. Whether chilli-hot or comparatively bland, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely Thai. Characteristics of Thai food depend on who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion, and where it is cooked. Dishes can be refined and adjusted to suit all palates.
Travel Journalist Christy is in Chiang Mai at the ‘Best Thai Cookery School’ headed by resident chef, Prempoon Nambian with her Contiki buddies. She begins her day by learning about the raw ingredients used in Thai dishes then heads off to the paddy fields in attempt to cook a Thai meal all on her own. See how well she does!