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Jun
14
My friend Nongkran Daks is a chef and restaurateur whose cooking and culinary classes at her restaurant Thai Basil have won her dedicated fans, accolades, and great success in the Washington DC area for almost 20 years. Born in Southern Thailand, Nong began cooking to help in the...
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May
16
Any time my friend Virginia Willis writes a cookbook (or a blog post, or shares her recipes in magazines and newspapers, or appears on my TV screen, or at a festival, or on a panel, or at a podium), I know the world and I are in for a glorious treat. Virginia’s...
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Apr
20
This beautiful photograph graces my new cookbook, Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking: 125 Real Thai Recipes, but I assure you it is not how I serve luscious coconut ice cream at home. I love the beautiful way professional food photographers and food stylists present food, just as I...
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Apr
09
This beautiful photo from my new book Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking: 125 Real Thai Recipes, by Nancie McDermott, (Robert Rose Inc. 2015) was taken by Colin Erricson. Today I teach my first cooking class based on my new cookbook, Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking: 125 Real Thai...
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Apr
08
This week I’m celebrating the publication of my newest cookbook, Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking: 125 Real Thai Recipes. It’s out in the world just in time for Thai New Year, which takes place on April 13th, and is known as the Songkran festival. Songkran is a time of...
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Apr
08
I’m celebrating spring along with a particular gift it brings this year: My new cookbook, Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking: 125 Real Thai Recipes. Just published by Robert Rose Inc., it is actually a new edition of my book, Real Vegetarian Thai, which appeared in 1997 and...
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Apr
06
  My new cookbook just came out into the world, and I’m delighted to introduce it here on my blog. The recipes are arranged in menu format, with appetizers and snacks, salads, soups, curries, stir-fries and other main dishes, rice and noodle dishes, and sweets and...
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Mar
14
What a lucky week for me: I was pondering which pie to make in honor and celebration of National Pi Day 2015, and the answer arrived in my mail box. I received a review copy of the brand new book by my friend Ronni Lundy, entitled Sorghum’s Savor. Published by University of...
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Feb
03
Back in 1960, when four freshmen students at North Carolina A&T State University walked from their campus to the F.W. Woolworth’s Store to sit and request service at the segregated lunch counter, they didn’t know it was Day #1 of Black History Month. They...
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Jan
08
I love January 2nd, the day I turn the page on the year gone by, and finish up the black eyed peas and greens from New Year’s Day, and rebook my financial records with new folders for the monthly bills and such — what? You say it’s January 8th, not January 2nd?...
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