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Most of us love to travel but the only travelling we are doing right now is from the lounge room to the kitchen sink. With restaurants closed, except for take-away, many people are buffing up their culinary skills in their own homes.
One new way to do this and to also taste the joys of Thai cuisine is through a great initiative by The Tourism Authority of Thailand Sydney Office who have partnered with Chat Thai (a popular Sydney restaurant) to run Thai cooking classes, live-streamed on Facebook every Friday afternoon, at 4pm Sydney time.
Each recipe is shared with viewers to try for themselves, with a prize to be won each week. If you try out the recipe and take a photo of yourself with your creation, you can share it on the Hug Thailand Facebook page for your chance to win a $50 Coles voucher.
Even if you miss the live class, you can still catch it on Facebook.
There will be 8 cooking classes each Friday starting at 4pm Sydney time from Friday 27 March, where Chat Thai will show you how to make their famous Thai dishes. Necessity is the mother of invention and I am in awe to see how businesses are reinventing themselves during a time of crisis. This initiative supports both the tourism and hospitality industries.
More About Chat Thai
Chat Thai is a family-owned enterprise has been around for 31 years. The restaurant started as a meeting place for diners to socialise and chat about Thai food, and food in general. They use organic vegetables, herbs and fruit from their own Boon Luck Farm.
The family-owned and organic Chat Thai, Boon Cafe, Samosorn and Assamm restaurants have enjoyed incredible, loyal support from Sydney's diners. In return, they have launched a number of community initiatives to repay that loyalty well beyond these fabulous cookery classes.
a daily free meal to emergency services staff. free meals delivered daily to St Vincent's hospital COVID-19 Centre.
a daily free meal to their 200 strong staff.
- permanent rolling discounts across all home delivery orders. Yes, if you are culinary skills don't make the grade you can still order what you feast your eyes on through Menulog.
Tip: if you are struggling to buy in restaurant-quality cooking ingredients such as specific herbs or simply don't want to go out to supermarkets at present check out Foodbomb , who normally supply produce to restaurants but are now delivering to homes in Sydney and Melbourne. Another interesting way a business is reinventing itself during this stressful time.