Sunday, May 11, 2008

Welcome to my blog !!!!

(The picture aboved is my lovely kitchen where I enjoy spending my day cooking and eating)

I have to admit that it took me months to start this blog. I might be a bit nervous to write in English. I prefer speaking in English as opposed to writing in English, which to me can be pretty difficult. Anyway, I feel thankful to my husband who gave me a big inspiration and sweet pressure to write this blog. He is also my photographer of the picture you see in my profile.

Spicy Thai – Spicy Me, perfectly reflects my feelings in the food world. Of course, I’m from Thailand, land of spices and tongue fired food. Chili and a lot more spices and herbs have been used in Thai cuisine for thousands years. To us, food is not only an energetic resource, but also medicine. Thai food is considered a healthy food which consists of many nutritious ingredients and less fat.

I’m not an expert in food. I’m not a professional chef. I’m just a food lover. I love eating and cooking. To tell you the truth, I didn’t cook much when I was in Thailand. Why cook when you just find good and delicious dishes easily on every corner in Thailand. Moreover, my mom is the best cook. She spoiled me by cooking me good food upon request. She enjoyed cooking whatever I asked for. Her food is unbelievable. I found no need to learn to cook or even try to. But now I’m in the United States of America where my mom can’t feed me food and I can’t find any Thai restaurant within 100 miles. I don’t think I can survive by just eating hamburger, pizza, frozen food and any kind of fast food. I miss my spicy Thai food.

I had no choice but starting cooking my own dishes. As an eating lover, I know a lot of food. I like reading cooking books and surfing any website for the recipes. At first, I just love looking at beautiful pictures of food and then the curiosity led me to figure it out how to cook those. I enjoy watching cooking shows on TV. I don’t dream of being a chef like them but I just want to eat what they cook. Their food made my mouth water. That is my first start, collecting knowledge and theories without realizing that one day it will be put to the test.

As this Blog progresses, I will tell you more about my experience in learning, ingredient hunting, and of course the food preparation itself. Colorful images will be included. I hope you enjoy what I will have to offer.

Have a nice day!!!


wcgillian said...

yeah! Good job Chaniya. I am proud of you and look forward to seeing your future stuff.


Sophie Sexton said...

Me too! Don't worry about writing in English....this is a wonderful way to practice, and I support your efforts.

I've continually checked in here & have really been looking forward to this blog as I LOVE cooking! Tell ya what....I'll share a few recipes if you do!

- Sophie