Both of my boys are accomplished Chefs with excellent creative multicultural tastes, both studying at Stanford, Luc in particular is always cooking and tinkering and brewing, hes also an outstanding photographer and took many of these shots. Now they often teach me about the newest information on food and nutrition. I raised them traveling together every year for the holidays, exploring cultures and local flavors, cooking, tasting, learning. I know the hands on cultural diversity has opened them up to the whole world and filled them with endless curiosity and a thirst for exploration because they have continued to travel, explore and stretch the boundaries of their lives. Not only with cooking but with that bigger picture of life itself that only comes from traveling. I didn’t expect to fall in love with Thailand, yet it ended up one of our favorite places on earth. These pictures were taken throughout Chiang Mai, Phuket, Phi Phi Island and Railay Beach. The Rayavadee Hotel in particular was a place we had a very hard time leaving. The cooking classes there were outstanding, the ocean was crystal blue and bath tub warm. But the best part about Thailand - besides the passionate intensity of the food - is the people, they are so lovely; so gracious and kind.
Lynette La Mere, Pure Joy Catering, Executive Chef