Tonight I took a Thai Cooking class. Fantastic. The guy was a ham and kept us laughing. Picked me up at my hotel and drove me and 6 others to the market. While there we toured from vendor to vendor while he described what curry paste is, what noodles are made from, the difference between coconut water, coconut cream and coconut milk is. What are vegetables, roots and leaves, and what can you substitute?
We then load up in his truck and hit the country where his house is. In his garage/back yard/patio he's assembled a series of 20 cooking stations. We washed up and got to work creating 4 Thai dishes. Every technique is explained...how high the heat should be, how to cut each thing, what do you eat and what is just for flavour...
When we were done we ate, got a cook book and a ride home. It was fantastic, highly recommended.
The food we made was amazing, you guys are in for a treat when I get home.