Culinary Art ‘2015

Thailand has about the same land area as Spain and a length of approximately 1650 kilometers or 1025 miles (Italy, in comparison, is about 1250 kilometers or 775 miles long), with foothills of the Himalayas in the north, a high plateau in the northeast, a verdant river basin in the center, and tropical rainforests and islands in the south. Cucumber is sometimes eaten to cool the mouth with particularly spicy dishes. An alternative is to have one or smaller helpings of curry, stir-fries and other dishes served together on one plate with a portion of rice. Cucumber is sometimes eaten to cool the mouth with particularly spicy dishes. By this show of national identity, the community can resist social pressures that push for homogenization of many ethnically and culturally diverse communities into a single all-encompassing group identity such as Latino or Hispanic American.

Goat and mutton are rarely eaten except by Muslim Thais. They often feature as a garnish, especially with one-dish meals. Eateries and shops that are specialized in pre-made food, are the usual place to go to for having a meal this way.

The traditional recipe for a rice dish could include as many as 30 varieties of rice.[30] That number has been drastically reduced due to genetic modifications. The plain rice, sticky rice or the khanom chin (Thai rice noodles) served alongside a spicy Thai curry or stir-fry, tends to counteract the spiciness. Thailand has about the same land area as Spain and a length of approximately 1650 kilometers or 1025 miles (Italy, in comparison, is about 1250 kilometers or 775 miles long), with foothills of the Himalayas in the north, a high plateau in the northeast, a verdant river basin in the center, and tropical rainforests and islands in the south. The plain rice, sticky rice or the khanom chin (Thai rice noodles) served alongside a spicy Thai curry or stir-fry, tends to counteract the spiciness. By this show of national identity, the community can resist social pressures that push for homogenization of many ethnically and culturally diverse communities into a single all-encompassing group identity such as Latino or Hispanic American. Balance, detail and variety are of paramount significance to Thai chefs. Simplicity isn't the dictum here, at all. Once the rice is steamed or cooked, it is called khao suai (lit. Australian chef David Thompson, a prolific chef and expert on Thai food, observed that unlike many other cuisines: "Thai food ain't about simplicity.