Thai Farm Cooking School - Chiang Mai, Thailand

During our stay in Chiang Mai, we decided to indulge in some Thai cooking lessons so that we could recreate some of our favorite dishes once we returned home. That brought us to the Chiang Mai Thai Farm Cooking School where they picked us up from our hotel, took us to the local market to learn about fresh ingredients and then transported us to the farm where there were several cooking stations set up in an outdoor kitchen environment. Our instructor, Garnet, is a native of Thailand but attended culinary school in Singapore and spoke perfect English. During the session she taught us to make some staples of Thai cuisine, including: Pad Thai, Springrolls, Papaya Salad, Tom Yam Soup, Red & Green Curry, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Fried Chicken with Basil, Bananas in Coconut Milk, and Mango with Sticky Rice. It was a delicious and satisfying day.

Website: www.thaifarmcooking.net

 Shopping for fresh ingredients at the morning market before heading to the farm

Shopping for fresh ingredients at the morning market before heading to the farm

 Getting familiar with the fresh ingredients on the farm

Getting familiar with the fresh ingredients on the farm

 Farmer Kenny

Farmer Kenny

 Green papaya tree

Green papaya tree

 The amazing Garnet showing us how to steam sticky rice

The amazing Garnet showing us how to steam sticky rice

 Grinding out green and red curry paste

Grinding out green and red curry paste

 Class is in session

Class is in session

 The makings of coconut soup and tom yam soup

The makings of coconut soup and tom yam soup

 Cooking stations at the farm

Cooking stations at the farm

 Garnet teaching us her craft

Garnet teaching us her craft

 Ingredients for pad Thai, green curry, cashew chicken and springrolls

Ingredients for pad Thai, green curry, cashew chicken and springrolls

 Rolling some springrolls

Rolling some springrolls

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 From raw ingredients to final product: coconut soup with shrimp, tom yam soup, pad Thai and springrolls. Mmmmmm

From raw ingredients to final product: coconut soup with shrimp, tom yam soup, pad Thai and springrolls. Mmmmmm

 Savoury green curry, cashew chicken, fried chicken with basil and red curry

Savoury green curry, cashew chicken, fried chicken with basil and red curry

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