Monday, March 13, 2006

East Meets West

Ever since we took a Thai cooking class from
our friend, Saluay, several years ago on the
Ice, I've been patiently waiting to try out
my new-found skills. Saluay, an amazing
woman from Thailand who was actually the second
Thai citizen ever to visit Antarctica, taught the
class with our friend Cheri. They used a really
large selection of ingredients hand-carried and
mailed to McMurdo from points all around the
world. It's roughly based on a class taught
at the Baan Thai Cooking School in
Chiang Mai that several of our friends have

Anyway, I had just about given up hope of
finding any of the ingredients I needed here
in Grand Junction and thought we'd have to
make the trip to Denver or even order the
ingredients online. Lo and behold, we found a
great little Asian grocery store,right here in
town called Carol's Oriental
Foods and Gifts

It turns out, Carol's has been here for
almost thirty years and is well known in
the community, not only for groceries, but
for catering and cooking lessons as well.
We found everything we needed for a fair
price and I might take a class next month.
More culture, just around the corner.

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