Friday, July 13, 2012

Learn to Make Thai & Beasts of the Southern Wild

Here's what you do Saturday, July 14, 2012.

The star event today is a Thai cooking class at the Cook's Warehouse in East Cobb from 10:30 - 2:30.  None other than Phillipa Kingsley, the blonde Thai, is your guide.  Originally from London, Phillipa is a master Thai Chef.  She trained in Thailand, and has been guest chef to the Thai Ambassador, Thai Trade Center, and Tourism Authority of Thailand.  She runs a catering business here in Atlanta, and teaches Thai cooking frequently.

The class is hands-on, which means you and your classmates will all work together in the brand new Cook's Warehouse kitchen in East Cobb to prepare the meal.  You'll totally get into working with the kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass, and galangal.  The smells alone are heavenly, and Phillipa will tell you all the hard-to-find places in Atlanta you can get these ingredients as you go.  Then - and this is by far the best part - you get to sample your creation.  It really is the best Thai food you ever had!  ($ - $75 per person).

You'll be making:

• Yam Mamuang Poo (Green Mango Salad with Crab)
• Penang Curry of Shrimp
• Khao Niouw Mamuang (Special Dessert – Sticky Rice and Mango) 

Note:  Book your class on Friday, July 13.  There are some spots left, but you gotta hurry!  If you don't get a spot, Phillipa does host the class regularly.  Keep checking Cook's Warehouse to find it.

Thai Cooking Class at Cook's Warehouse in East Cobb

Here's what you do:

First: Breakfast.  Go have an egg and cheese on ciabatta at Panera Bread.  Love, love, love this sandwich. It's surprisingly good.   Have it with a hot cup of coffee, and read USA today, or The Economist if you have a copy. ($ - $5 per person)

Second:  Thai Cooking Class at Cook's Warehouse on East Cobb from 10:30 - 2:30.  Tell Phillipa I said hi!!  Ok, she probably won't remember me, but give it a try.  ($ - $75 per person)

Third: Nap! Make sure to follow the Perfect Bed rules! ($ - $Free)

Fourth: Dinner, How about a hot dog?  Richard Blais, Atlanta's vaunted culinary son, opened HD1 last year to great acclaim.  Gourmet hotdogs are the solution to our economic times, and just so much fun!  Try the Red Haute, or the Fremont St.  Get a glass of bourbon on the rocks.  Woodford Reserve.  Goes nicely!  ($ - $15 per person)

Finally: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Tara, 9:30.  ($ - $10 per person).  A mix of fairy tale and Hurricane Katrina documentary, this film is opening to rave reviews.  Of particular note is the incandescent Quvenzhan√© Wallis, who plays Hushpuppy, the little girl who is the unwitting centerpoint of this tale of disaster, hope, loss of guardianship, and strength of survival.  Very much looking forward to it.  ($ - $10 per person).

Beasts of the Southern Wild.  An allegorical tale about Hurricane Katrina

Book Keeping

For two people:

Breakfast - $10
Thai cooking class - $150
Nap - $Free
Dinner - $30
Movie - $20

Total - $210

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