I like to start my lessons at a local market to show you what brands to buy and how to choose your fresh ingredients. We will then make a short walk back to my kitchen to prepare and cook your chosen dishes. I teach cooking methods unique to Thailand, not usually found in a western kitchen, so it is important to know what ingredients to use. I explain the history behind Thai table manners, how to serve and garnish with beautifully carved fruit and veg, sauces and condiments. With soft background music you can expect a welcoming, friendly and very informative lesson and you will leave with the recipes, knowledge and the inspiration to cook more homemade Thai food.
My Curry Paste is homemade traditionally using a mortar and pestle. This laborious method of making curry paste grinds the taste out of the herbs helping to release more flavour. I do not use any MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) or artificial colourings or flavours in my dishes which are regularly used throughout Thailand and in your local restaurants. It makes a BIG difference cooking with fresh produce – come and taste the difference!
Private lesson, not including the cost of ingredients we start the lesson at a local Asian market to buy the ingredients. I will show you the best brands to buy and how to choose your fresh herbs and vegetables. You can choose how much to buy to plan for future meals. The cost of ingredients depends on the dishes you choose, usually around £20 for one person and £10 for additional people. After cooking two Thai dishes of your choice, you can eat the food at mine or take it away, along with any unused ingredients. I provide containers if you would like to take your food home.