I like Thai food, and thanks to a Thai exchange student, I learned that it wasn’t so hard to prepare once the most used ingredients were on hand. Thinking it would be fun for our gourmet group to try something new, I decided on a Thai evening.
In our group, the hostess plans the menu and assigns a dish to each of the other three couples. That way we share recipes and experience making an unfamiliar dish. Best of all, it means the host couple doesn’t have to do all the work.
My favorite part of hostessing is setting the table. I’m not sure how a family table in Thailand would be set, so I invented one using what could be found around the house and adding a few items from the Hong Kong market. It started with this figure which came some years ago from a vendor at the International Quilt Festival, an annual Houston event.
She is mixed with “lucky” bamboo and saki cups to create a centerpiece that if not Thai is at least related to that part of the world!
Today I’m joining