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Delicious Art in Bangkok

Charismatic author and street-food expert Chow plied me with whiskey and a roast chicken for dinner.

Later, with a coffee digestif we recorded the raw material for Delicious Art in Bangokok

Art for Travelers #1: E and Chow

A conversation about Art and Street Food in Bangkok, with Elizabeth Briel and Chawadee Nualkhair


In Delicious Art in Bangkok, we cover:
** Why you have to be a street-food aficionado to live in Bangkok
** Foreign influences on Thai art & food
** How a Japanese/Portuguese royal slave revolutionized Thai cuisine
** How street food is the #1 ticket to the top for class mobility
** Ways Thai art and food are accessible to all
** The phenomenon of globalization on Thai art, culture and food
** Why some Thais now find a pillar of their cuisine "too fishy"
** Where to find the best food in Thailand (hint: it doesn't come from Bangkok)

Click here for a direct link to the podcast (where you can right-click and "Save As" to download)

Some links to places and foods mentioned in the podcast:


The Italian sculptor Corrado Feroci, a.k.a. "Father of Thai Modern Art"

Eat Me Restaurant: delicious food and well-curated art

Wai Art Gallery: New artspace showcasing emerging Thai artists

BACC: Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

Cool hangout WTF Cafe

Wat Rong Khun, The White Temple of Chiang Rai, designed by artist Chalermchai Kositpipat

Thai curry/charcoal artist Rirkrit Tiravanija


Zabb Elee, Isaan restaurant in NYC

Beer Chang, owned by a family who were originally Hoy Tod vendors

Nam Prik, essential spicy condiment

Food writer & restaurant owner Jarret Wrisley on Smoke

Pumpkin with Coconut Fuk Thong Sangkaya

Kaeng Tai Pla – Southern Thai dish

Hor Mok Fish Curry

Greyhound Restaurant

** Intro and Outro music: Chnam oun Dop-Pram Muy (I'm Only 16), circa 1960's by the irreplaceable Cambodian singer Ros Sereysothea, also known as "The Golden Voice"

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