Photo of the Week: Baskets Full of Freshness

baskets of produce, chiang mai, thailandChiang Mai is the place in Thailand to take a cooking class, and wow, am I glad I signed up!

Every course includes making, and enjoying, a few traditional Thai meals, but the morning half day course also included a tour of the local market – brilliant!

Our guide took us to five different stalls (“shops”) to explain the various staple ingredients involved in Thai dishes and it was quite the learning experience – I didn’t know there were so many kinds of basil!

Being able to see the raw ingredients at a market before we mixed and mashed them into meals was one of the best parts, and integral to the whole experience.

Here, on the way back to class with baskets full of freshness!