Last week, my friend Mary and I took a Thai cooking class with Niddy from thaicookinghouse.com. This was my first time since I was a kid taking a cooking class, and I'm hooked! I can't wait to sign up for more.
The biggest thing I learned was that, with the right ingredients, these dishes aren't as complicated as I had built them up in my head to be. We're lucky to have several fabulous Asian grocery stores in our area, so accessing the ingredients is extra convenient. Thai cooking has been demystified! We learned how to make 5 dishes:
Phanaeng Curry Chicken Fried Rice
Red Curry Chicken with Thai Eggplant and Bamboo Shoots
and Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango
Mary and I gathered our friends together last weekend and recreated a few of these dishes to show off what we learned. I'll be posting the results (and recipes) over the next few days!