Friday, 26 March 2010

Guess who's back in the kitchen?

So, eighteen months after my jubilant escape from the nine-to-five (and another British winter!), I'm finally back in the kitchen!

And with more than a couple of tales to tell...

From exploring the majesty of Angkor Wat, to surviving the frentic traffic of Saigon; lazing on the beaches of south Thailand, to diving the incredible and fragile Great Barrier Reef; trekking in the mountains of north Vietnam to skydiving over Byron Bay... this was a trip of memories and magic.

And the food! Well, as you may expect, food was my focus. Everything I hoped for (and occasionally a little bit more...) Noodle soup and 'real' pad thai from countless street vendors, equally good as a breakfast, or a late night snack after a night on the Chang. Fiery dried stingray and icy cold beer in a bar in Chaing Mai, crab claw curry in kuala lumpur, where vats of curries steam and bubble and call. Deep-fried tarantulas challenged my idea of roadside eating in Cambodia, while beef intestine soup in Hong Kong proved surprisingly silky.

Watch this space for the first of many recipes from my travels, starting tomorrow with a fabulous authentic Thai curry as taught to me in a Chiang Mai cookery school!

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13 comments:

Psychgrad said...

You're back! Welcome back. Can't wait to read about the many recipes you discovered on your travels.

Peter M said...

SHOCK! I must take a seat...the rush of blood, too much, I think of Haiku. ;)

Bellini Valli said...

Kittie!!!!Welcome back from your adventures!!!!We can't wait to hear all about it.

glamah16 said...

WOW. I envy you and this trip. Cant wait to see recipes and photos. What a privilage to have travelled like that.

Foodjunkie said...

Welcome back! I am so excited and wee bit jealous...

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

IT IS AWESOME to see you back!!! I can't wait to hear about all your adventures!!! YAY! Kittie is back in the kitchen!!! WOOT!

Dee said...

Yay! Finally :)

Cynthia said...

It is sooooooo good to have you back! I missed you and am thrilled to see your creations! Welcome back!

abitosunshine said...

Beautiful photos! I see your trip was wonderful and look forward to your recipe shares.

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Michael said...

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Eddel29 said...

please keep on posting. :) im your no.1 fan! :)

Elies_Lie said...

WOW... so may place to see and anventured!
glad u have a good time there, and can't wait to hear a story and a food story fr ur travel :)

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