When I was in Bangkok recently, TV talk show host Suranand Vejjajiva was kind enough to invite me on to “Saturday Talk,” which aired today (August 27) on TNN24. Our conversation ranged far and wide on the topic of Thai food and we discussed the books I’ve been writing in the past year or two, especially “200 Thai Favourites” which is widely available in Thailand.
Biographical note: Suranand was a minister in Thaksin Shinawatra’s government, although he is also a cousin of Abhisit Vejjajiva, the prime minister before the current one: Yingluck Shinawatra (Thaksin’s sister). Incidentally, one recent prime minister – Samak Sundaravej – hosted a cooking show called “Tasting, Ranting” on the Thailand ITV television network. Yes, we take cooking and politics very seriously in Thailand!