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"Around the World - Thailand" cooking event

>> Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence day to all US residents. It is going to be a great evening; fireworks, carnivals, fairs.. Fireworks are my favorite!!! Hope you guys are going to have a great celebration...

Also, in this post I'm going to introduce a new cooking event. Though this post was supposed to be published on July 1st, but silly old me I forgot to schedule it. Today, when I logged in to post on Independence Day, I found this post still in draft.. Sometimes (or most of the times), I'm unbelievable!!

"Around the World" is a monthly cooking event where the host come up with a country of their choice and the whole month is loaded with recipes dedicated to that country. I've chosen "Thailand" as the star country of this event. From today onwards, for another 30 days we are going to see variety of Thai recipes.


Let's have a virtual tour of the Kingdom of Thailand. According to Wikipedia, Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Burma. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India in the Andaman Sea to the southwest.

Thai culture has been shaped by many influences, including Indian, Lao, Burmese, Cambodian, and Chinese.

Thai cuisine blends five fundamental tastes: sweet, spicy, sour, bitter and salty. Some common ingredients used in Thai cuisine include garlic, chillies, lime juice, lemon grass, and fish sauce. The staple food in Thailand is rice, particularly jasmine variety rice (also known as Hom Mali rice) which is included in almost every meal.

According to a Thai expert: "Thai food ain't about simplicity. It's about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish. Like a complex musical chord it's got to have a smooth surface but it doesn't matter what's happening underneath. Simplicity isn't the dictum here, at all".

Thai meals typically consist of a single dish if eating alone, or rice (khao in Thai) with many complementary dishes served concurrently and shared by all. It is customary to serve more dishes than there are guests at a table. Wow I'm loving it!! Yum Yum...

Guys, isn't it interesting.. When I read about Thailand, their culture, their cuisines, I got super excited and here we have "Thailand" the star country of this event. What you guys say??

Before, I move on to the rules for this event, I would like to thank all of those fellow bloggers who showed their interest in hosting this event on their blog. You can find the list of bloggers here. I still need you guys, come up and volunteer to guest host this event. If you are interested, leave a comment or email me at reshrite@gmail.com. Do mention country of your choice in the email.

To participate in this event, all you need to do is:

1) Prepare any Thai cusisine post them on your blog and link here. The linky tool will be open till Aug 1st, 2012. Non-Bloggers can send their recipes with the details to the my email id reshrite@gmail.com.

2) Please link back your recipes to this event announcement. Do include the logo in your post (mandatory requirement).

3) You can link as many links as you want.

4) Archived posts are accepted. Repost them and you are good to go.

So, now you can pull out your aprons, put on your thinking caps, and get ready to explore Thai cuisines!!

Have you enjoyed this recipe or photos? Do follow this blog, share it with your friends and help this blog grow. This will motivate me to carry on with my passion. Hope you've enjoyed your time here and thank you for visiting me!!!


Priya Suresh July 5, 2012 at 12:16 AM  

Happy hosting, love thai foods,will send something.

Chef Mireille July 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM  

just a suggestion - you should put in request to get your events listed here - http://events-n-roundups.blogspot.com/

Reshmi July 11, 2012 at 10:08 PM  

Chef Mireille - I always forget to do this. Thanks for reminding!!

Chef Mireille July 13, 2012 at 4:54 PM  

I am trying to grab the logo and having problems. It says "function disabled" - do you not have it saved in a photo file format? - jpeg, etc.

Reshmi July 13, 2012 at 7:50 PM  

CM - you can try now. I think you can now right-click and save the logo.

Sowmya Karthy July 22, 2012 at 9:52 PM  

nice event.. added my submission just now


Shree Kannepadi August 1, 2012 at 7:39 AM  

Thanks for hosting the event..
I have sent an entry.


Rosh August 6, 2012 at 10:37 AM  

Wow! Great event and amazing blog :)

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