It’s like soy sauce on crack... It’s this umami, kind of sweet, rich, fatty, salt and sharp flavor. You could put it on everything. I think you should try it on ice cream.” - Dan Pashman, The Sporkful
Thais use Sriracha sauce as a condiment to bring some heat to those milder dishes, using it mostly on fried eggs and omelettes. They raise an eyebrow upon hearing of far away places where the Thai sauce finds itself drizzled on people’s french fries, whipped into sandwich spreads, and even measured into cocktails! - Dwight Turner (aka Bangkok Fatty), Bangkok Food Blogger
Vietnamese bánh mì offers a wealth of textures. Crispy bread! Fatty mayo and meats! Crunchy pickles! Hot chilies! Refreshing cucumber and herbs! ...Vietnamese cuisine blends East Asia with Southeast Asia, South Asia and the West. Bánh mì is the perfect hybrid. - Andrea Nguyen, Food Writer and Cook Book Author
Maria Guyomar de Pina or Thao Thong Kip Ma (Thai: ท้าวทองกีบม้า) was born in Ayuthuya in 1664 during the reign of King Narai. She came from a family of Japanese-Portuguese-Bengali ancestry and married Greek adventurer Constantine Phaulkon. Constantine rose to prominence at the Thai royal court first as Minister of Foreign Affairs, then a promotion to the modern equivalent of Prime Minister.
For his great achievements King Narai awarded him a great mansion with a chapel and guesthouses, where Phaulkon frequently entertained the French delegation to Siam. During this period Maria was ennobled as a countess of France.
The origins of rice domestication remains a hot button issue, with many countries wishing to claim to be the 'birthplace of rice"
According to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
"Rice remains retrieved from early stages of the Shangshan and Hehuashan sites have ages of approximately 9,400 and 9,000 calibrated years before the present, respectively"
"The morphology of rice bulliform phytoliths indicates they are closer to modern domesticated species than to wild species, suggesting that rice domestication may have begun at Shangshan during the beginning of the Holocene**"
*Diagram credit: http://depts.washington.edu/strmbrgl/StrombergLab_website/Phytoliths.html
**Holocene is roughly defined as approximately 11,700 years ago
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