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What’s blisteringly hot? David Thompson’s Nahm, Bangkok

September 10, 2012
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One of the most popular posts on The Gourmet Forager is one recreating David Thompson’s tom yum goong recipe (Thai hot and sour soup with prawns) – one that is at first glance intimidatingly complex yet once attempted, I found it was simple, reliably reproducible yet no less impressive. The flavours were so punchy and [...]

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Curiosities of saffron and a recipe for saffron and pea risotto

September 13, 2010
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My curiosity about saffron was piqued by a trip to an Asian grocery with my parents plodding behind me. I was browsing the shelves and spotted some ludicrously cheap saffron in the spice aisles. I studied it for a while and having not cooked with saffron threads before, decided I would find a recipe to [...]

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