There are many cooking schools all over Thailand. We had some extra spare time in Chiang Mai so we went to Thai Farm Cooking School. I chose this cooking school because all the ingredients used for cooking were from their own organic garden. It was a great day, the atmosphere was nice and relaxed, the teacher was funny and happy all the time.
The day started by visiting a local market where the teacher showed us various products that you can buy there, such as: many types of rice, noodles, meats, sauces, pink eggs, salty eggs and she explained also how the coconut milk is produced.
Up left: machine for shredding coconut. Right: pink eggs, that come from pink chicken 😀
Stanga-sus: masina pentru tocat nucile de cocos. Dreapta-oua roz de la gaini roz (glumesc. Sunt oua fermentate in solutie salina care nu miros tocmai placut, din spusele profei)
We finished with the market and all 10 of us (the teacher and the driver included) drove to the farm. It was a nice ride on country roads. At school we put on hats and red aprons and started with a tour of the garden to see the different types of plants that we will use for cooking.
Let the cooking begin! First, we made our own curry paste. Then we chopped, cut, boiled and ate all the 5 types of foods that we cooked, with a siesta break in the middle of the day. The left-overs were put in bags and we took them home. The food was so tasty and flavored! And as a bonus, at the end of the class we received a small cooking book with all the Thai recipes that we cooked.