{ metropolis devoured }
a tribute to my san francisco

3/4 oz scotch whiskey
3/4 oz local politics
1/4 oz public policy
1/4 oz disaster preparedness
1/2 oz alamo square

Shake over neighborhood dives & venues, strain into a chilled cocktail dress, garnish with a sprig of gov 2.0, and serve.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Something I have in common with fierce Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: we both fractured our elbows in 2009. That makes us like blood sisters, right?

Monday, June 01, 2009

I am now obsessed with tamarind...

Cooking classes are a popular "tourist attraction" in Thailand. I am usually not one for conventional tourist attraction, but you will see from my future posts full of vacation photos that I basically did every typical tourist attraction available, because they're so damn cool over there. I mean, who doesn't want to ride an elephant, drink "twig whiskey" with old men who never quite got right after a few decade of opium, swim with 50 different kinds of tropical fish in a shallow coral reef, and see a real, practical application for gold leaf? More on these later. This post is about my love affair with food and how I got to make a whole bunch of it from scratch, using amazingly fresh ingredients. There was also a small gang of cats roaming around the house where the cooking class was held, which was a big bonus for this crazy cat lady in training.

John is prepping his ingredients

breafast: pad thai

spring rolls (fried & steamed)

tom kha gai soup with oyster mushrooms

cashew chicken stir fry

green chicken curry

red chicken curry with thai eggplant

yellow chicken curry stir-fry

papaya salad

who let me play with fire?

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