Food Glorious Food
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It has often been claimed that I am a bad cook. This is despite the fact that I once worked as a cook on a tall ship. So when the chance came for me to prove my cooking expertise then it was an opportunity too good to miss. Actually, it was Julie's idea as one of her friends had done a cookery course in Luang Prabang a few years ago and had thoroughly enjoyed herself, so we signed up with the Three Elephants Cafe for a day learning to cook Lao.
The schools is run by an Aussie lady, Ruth, who has family in Lao and has been living in and out of the country since the 1970's. She kicks off the day with a tour of the main market in Luang Prabang where she shows us the key ingredients of Lao cuisine in their raw state.
Although it's a little like a cross between "Blue Peter" and "The Generation Game" (for anyone who remembers UK TV from the 1970's) the day is great fun and may find some practical application when we get home. If you ever go to Luang Prabang and fancy something a little bit different then give it a try, you won't be disappointed.