Stir-Fried Pork and Chinese Olives on Rice

It has to be peppery to be good. The latest installment of The Epestle is now available. Subscribe for the story and recipe.

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It has to be peppery to be good. The latest installment of The Epestle is now available. Subscribe for the story and recipe. The post Stir-Fried Pork and Chinese Olives on Rice appeared first on SheSimmers.

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Charred Cabbage with Spicy Dressing

Getting the cabbage to the point where it straddles a razor-thin line between heavily charred and burnt brings out its rarely seen side A recipe for charred cabbage with spicy dressing can be found on The Epestle (for paying subscribers only).

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Getting the cabbage to the point where it straddles a razor-thin line between heavily charred and burnt brings out its rarely seen side A recipe for charred cabbage with spicy dressing can be found on The Epestle (for paying subscribers only). The post Charred Cabbage with Spicy Dressing appeared first on SheSimmers.

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Empty Mortar, Sagging Boobs, and How a Clean Heart Aids Fermentation

Some antiquated Thai superstitions would have been amusing had they not kept people from learning things Read the story in The Epestle (free to all subscribers).

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Some antiquated Thai superstitions would have been amusing had they not kept people from learning things Read the story in The Epestle (free to all subscribers). The post Empty Mortar, Sagging Boobs, and How a Clean Heart Aids Fermentation appeared first on SheSimmers.

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Sweet Fermented Rice

MKMCA: Make Khao Mak Cool Again “It’s true that the process of making the starter is complex, but when does that kind of difficulty ever keep the cool kids from dusting up old-school foods, barrel-aging them, and selling them in modern, attractiv…

MKMCA: Make Khao Mak Cool Again “It’s true that the process of making the starter is complex, but when does that kind of difficulty ever keep the cool kids from dusting up old-school foods, barrel-aging them, and selling them in modern, attractive packaging? I blame it on khao mak’s marketing and publicity teams—who should be […] The post Sweet Fermented Rice appeared first on SheSimmers.

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Shoe, Prime Minister, and Brandied Green Curry

A Novel Rendition of Beef Green Curry Came into Existence in a Time When Most People Could Only Look at It Read the story on The Epestle (free to all subscribers).

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A Novel Rendition of Beef Green Curry Came into Existence in a Time When Most People Could Only Look at It Read the story on The Epestle (free to all subscribers). The post Shoe, Prime Minister, and Brandied Green Curry appeared first on SheSimmers.

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Introducing THE EPESTLE

I had written and trashed a lot of drafts before I ended up with the introduction you’re reading now. At one point, I wanted to explain to you why I hadn’t updated the blog in nearly three years. But whatever I went through is trivial in light of the f…

I had written and trashed a lot of drafts before I ended up with the introduction you’re reading now. At one point, I wanted to explain to you why I hadn’t updated the blog in nearly three years. But whatever I went through is trivial in light of the fact that we’re still very much […] The post Introducing THE EPESTLE appeared first on SheSimmers.

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Bury Me in Nam Phrik: Mike Sula’s Exploration of Thai Relishes (Plus Salted Soybean-Pork Rind Relish Recipe)

Around this time last year, I met with some of my friends who are part of Dill Magazine to talk about something I had wanted to see for a long time: a story on Thai relishes, nam phrik. These dishes form the most significant segment of Thai cuisine, bu…

Around this time last year, I met with some of my friends who are part of Dill Magazine to talk about something I had wanted to see for a long time: a story on Thai relishes, nam phrik. These dishes form the most significant segment of Thai cuisine, but they’re the least understood and the […] The post Bury Me in Nam Phrik: Mike Sula’s Exploration of Thai Relishes (Plus Salted Soybean-Pork Rind Relish Recipe) appeared first on SheSimmers.

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Food and Cooking in Thai TV Dramas, Love Destiny, 17th Century Siam, and Crispy Noodle-Wrapped Pork Dumplings

For a country that takes such great pride in its cuisine, Thailand, surprisingly, hasn’t seemed very enthusiastic about spotlighting its food in its cinematic endeavors. If it’s true that art imitates life, then it’s quite perplexing how th…

For a country that takes such great pride in its cuisine, Thailand, surprisingly, hasn’t seemed very enthusiastic about spotlighting its food in its cinematic endeavors. If it’s true that art imitates life, then it’s quite perplexing how the magnitude of the love the Thai people have for their food and the enormity of the role […] The post Food and Cooking in Thai TV Dramas, Love Destiny, 17th Century Siam, and Crispy Noodle-Wrapped Pork Dumplings appeared first on SheSimmers.

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A Simple Thai Dipping Sauce

Here’s a simple dipping sauce that I made the other day just as I’ve done hundreds of times in my life. It’s very easy to make; it doesn’t require special ingredients; it is extremely versatile. How versatile? Let me count the w…

Here’s a simple dipping sauce that I made the other day just as I’ve done hundreds of times in my life. It’s very easy to make; it doesn’t require special ingredients; it is extremely versatile. How versatile? Let me count the ways. 1. Can’t think of what to make for lunch? Make a small pot […] The post A Simple Thai Dipping Sauce appeared first on SheSimmers.

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Northern Thai Rice Noodle Soup with Pork Ribs, Dried Cotton Flowers, and Tomatoes (Khanom Jin Nam Ngiao)

Now that you know how to make prepare rice vermicelli (khanom jin) from dried noodles, let’s embark on a project. This northern Thai classic dish, khanom jin nam ngiao (ขนมจีนน้ำเงี้ยว) is probably better suited for a weekend than a weeknight, ho…

Now that you know how to make prepare rice vermicelli (khanom jin) from dried noodles, let’s embark on a project. This northern Thai classic dish, khanom jin nam ngiao (ขนมจีนน้ำเงี้ยว) is probably better suited for a weekend than a weeknight, however. It’s not hard to make by any means (the paste is easy and much […] The post Northern Thai Rice Noodle Soup with Pork Ribs, Dried Cotton Flowers, and Tomatoes (Khanom Jin Nam Ngiao) appeared first on SheSimmers.

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