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Masterchef!

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We spent the whole day today at a cookery school on the outskirts of Chiang Mai called Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School. First lesson...vegetable carving! We learnt how to carve a tomato into a rose and a lotus flower and how to carve a carrot into a leaf. Jo was amazing at the leaves and I mastered the lotus flower so between us we can decorate a plate of food quite nicely!

Through the course of the day we learnt to make the following dishes (all of which we ate and were delicious!):
- Clear Soup with Minced Pork
- Spring Rolls
- Roast Duck with Red Curry
- Fried Chicken with Ginger
- Chicken in Pandanus Leaves
- Mango with Sticky Rice

You can expect great things of us when we get back ;-)

Unfortunately, Jo was still really ill when we got back so we decided a trip to the hospital was needed. Thank you to Louise who gave us the name of the hospital she used recenly! We went there and it was great...friendly, efficient, hardly any waiting around, although Jo did have to wear an "attractive" green mask on account of her coughing!

Poor Jo was diagnosed with a chest infection so they gave her an injection, a bag full of meds and instructions to come back tomorrow if it isn't any better. The doctor wants it cleared up ASAP. He was quite worried when Jo told him we'd be leaving for Laos the day after tomorrow...apparently the hospitals in Laos should be avoided!! Luckily by the time we got back to the hostel, the injection appeared to have helped already. Get well soon Jo!

Tam xx

Posted by Tam-Jo 21:39 Archived in Thailand Tagged chiangmai

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