Cooking, Culture, Food and Drink, Travel

Kap He Chom Khrueang Khao Wan–กาพย์เห่ชมเครื่องคาวหวาน

The title of today's post, Kap He Chom Khrueang Khao Wan, means, in English, "A Procession Poem Admiring Sweet and Savory Dishes," and refers to a poem written by Siam's (now known as Thailand) Prince Itsarasunthon--later King Rama II--in 1800. The opening stanza, translated by Heather Arndt Anderson, goes like this: Massaman, a curry made… Continue reading Kap He Chom Khrueang Khao Wan–กาพย์เห่ชมเครื่องคาวหวาน

Culture, Plain Speaking, Travel

Photos, Or It Didn’t Happen

That's a saying we have on Ricochet.  It may have been intitated by a former member known as Simon Templar; I'm not sure. In any event, it's become a popular phrase, and we generally try to oblige. One of the must-see sights in Chiang Rai, Thailand is Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple.  It's… Continue reading Photos, Or It Didn’t Happen

Home, Travel

Far Away Places

https://youtu.be/0q3ZdKny6IM I've been in a few, in my time.  In fact, I spent most of the first ten years of my life in several of them, and what I remember most, all these years later, is the warmth, the tastes, and the smells.  Never having the tip of my nose freezing and feeling as if… Continue reading Far Away Places

Cooking, Culture, Travel

Suwanee’s Cooking School In Chiang Rai, Thailand

This post fulfills a promise I made in July of 2018 to a lovely lady, Ms. Suwanee Kwan Cheablam, that I would write a public review of her cooking school in Chiang Rai, Thailand.  I'm sorry it's taken me such a long time.  However, as Allen Saunders said (in a quote which is frequently mis-attributed… Continue reading Suwanee’s Cooking School In Chiang Rai, Thailand