Thursday, December 6, 2007

International thai cookings

thai cookings Not many years ago Thai cuisine was relatively unheard of. Few people could even locate Thailand on a map; and many confused Thai food with Chinese cuisine. But over the last decade with the move towards healthier eating, Thai restaurants have sprung up in all parts of the world.

Thai food is internationally famous. Whether chilli-hot or comparatively blands, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely Thai. The characteristics of Thai food depend on who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion, and where it is cooked to suit all palates. Originally, Thai cooking reflected the characteristics of a waterborne lifestyle. Aquatic animals, plants and herbs were major ingredients. Large chunks of meat were eschewed. Subsequent influences introduced the use of sizeable chunks to Thai cooking.

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