It’s a good question. I’m off to Thailand for some sun, relaxation and fun – and eating of course. I’m not sure I’m going to drink bear bile, or drink the still-beating heart of a snake. Not that you’d find either in the Land of Smiles. And I’m not sure I have the eloquent malevolence for hotels that Mr Bourdain has, nor his intrepid curiosity when it comes to the locals. But we do share a hard drinking, all consuming love for food porn, of which Thailand is abound.
Thai food may seem passé, but I’m on a journey to review all the most traditional, commonplace national dishes in the hope of sparking up some inspiration for a little nouveaux action. It’s possible! Look at Mexican for god’s sake – no one ever imagined we’d move away from cheddar, iceberg lettuce and mince, but here we are.
So first stop is one night in Bangkok. Obviously cocktails (very high up in the air) and street meats (very low on the street) are on the menu. My husband’s virgin meal request is green curry. Mine is food. I look forward to sharing some of the culinary highlights with you here, readers. Bon voyage (to us!)