Rice Farmer to Aspiring Chef, Live Alina Xiong Interview

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If you’ve taken one of a cooking classes since we began our small social enterprise in Bangkok, you will have no doubt met Alina. She’s the friendly young cooking trainee who has worked her way into becoming our main instructor. If you’re a fan of our version of pad thai, Thai basil, or other popular recipes, she is likely the one to blame! She works hard before guests arrive: researching…

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Interview: Behind the Lao Food Movement’s Chef Seng Luangrath

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We recently invited our fans and supporters to send in questions for Chef Seng Luangrath of restaurants Thip Khao DC and Padaek. Courageous Kitchen’s own Christy Innouvong, our Thai-Laotian team member, sat down for an intimate conversation about food, family, and her transition from early life in a Thai refugee camp to first settling in the United States.  Chef Seng’s food journey is unconventional, unpretentious, and almost unknown to most of…

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Special Celebratory ‘Songkran in the Countryside’ Menu This April!

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For all of our guests joining in on our Bangkok classes this coming April, we’re proud to announce a special menu! Songkran is one of Thailand’s most famous holidays, especially for locals. When the heat of the Thai summer is in full swing, people come out to celebrate Thai New Year and the harvest season with great food, drink, and giant water fights! The holiday lasts for several days, so…

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Join Our Courageous Convo with Chef Seng of the Lao Food Movement!

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Riding on the tail end of International Women’s Day, we wanted to feature one of our favorite female Chefs and friend of Courageous Kitchen, Seng Luangrath. Chef Seng is two-time James Beard nominee, and Owner of Thip Khao and Padaek the first and two of the most popular Lao restaurants in Washington DC. 🚨Lao Food Movement Fanatics, we’ve got some exciting news!🚨 This Friday, Christy will have an exclusive sit…

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New TV Show Celebrates Culinary Accomplishments of Refugee Chefs!

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“Food is the ultimate equalizer… at the end of the day, everybody has to eat.” – Chef Yia Vang Typically, you won’t find the Courageous Kitchen team giving you advice on which riveting television shows you should be watching. However, that may be able to change with the exciting new arrival of a show called, “Refugee Chef”. In six episodes the show will poignantly examine the challenging origins and immense…

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Our Crazy, Courageous Goals for 2018

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Thank you for being here and following along our journey! 2017 was a big year for Courageous Kitchen because we launched our social enterprise doing Thai cooking tutorials in Bangkok and San Diego. Although we have been cooking with kids for more than four years now, developing a business model and implementing it successfully was our biggest and most rewarding challenge of the past year. Well we’re not stopping there!…

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