Talks & Tastes: Kay Plunkett-Hogge & Diana Henry in Bath

Wednesday 22nd May

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Celebrate the food of Thailand with tastes and stories. Fellow food writer, and friend of our bookshop, Diana Henry, will interview Kay Plunkett-Hogge as she cooks recipes from her new cookbook, Baan.  Meaning the hearth, the home, the community, Baan is the place where you come from. Born and brought up in 1970s Bangkok, acclaimed food and drinks writer Kay spoke Thai before she spoke English; spending her childhood between two kitchens — inside for Western food, outside for Thai. This is a book about home cooking from tribal Tai Yai and Akha people in the mountains of the Golden Triangle; from stall holders and markets; from fishermen in Coastal Ranong, taxi drivers and chefs. It is a book that pays homage to her childhood and many happy hours spent in the kitchen, and most importantly, every recipe has been tested in Kay’s London kitchen, making them achievable in an ordinary Western home. Kay will guide you, this evening, deeper into Thai cooking, a world of fragrant curry pastes, fiery soups, and dishes of profound and gracious subtlety, and on to a culinary adventure in the comfort of your very own kitchen.