SLIDE SHOW: Where Food Drives Out Politics

By Jarrett Wrisley
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A vegetable seller in Bangkok.

Jarrett Wrisley discovers a market
Where Food Drives Out Politics
after a tumultuous year in Thailand
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This vendor sells chickens roasted in an improvised oven, made of a thick, clay pot with a tin of charcoal inside. They emerge after a half an hour juicy and deeply smoky.

Jarrett Wrisley discovers a market
Where Food Drives Out Politics
after a tumultuous year in Thailand
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The oven at work.
Jarrett Wrisley discovers a market
Where Food Drives Out Politics
after a tumultuous year in Thailand
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The people make this market a special place to eat.

Jarrett Wrisley discovers a market
Where Food Drives Out Politics
after a tumultuous year in Thailand
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Fried chicken and omelets for sale.

Jarrett Wrisley discovers a market
Where Food Drives Out Politics
after a tumultuous year in Thailand
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The scent from a row of curry vendors carries across the market.

Jarrett Wrisley discovers a market
Where Food Drives Out Politics
after a tumultuous year in Thailand
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A man feeds sugarcane into a press to make juice.

Jarrett Wrisley discovers a market
Where Food Drives Out Politics
after a tumultuous year in Thailand
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This vendor from the Northeast specializes in a chili dip enriched with field cockroaches ( naam prik meengdaa ). I have yet to try it.

Jarrett Wrisley discovers a market
Where Food Drives Out Politics
after a tumultuous year in Thailand
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A child waits for hot kanom krok , toasted cups of coconut milk and corn that is both salty and sweet.
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Our dinner, purchased at my newly discovered market.
Jarrett Wrisley discovers a market
Where Food Drives Out Politics
after a tumultuous year in Thailand

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2009/11/slide-show-where-food-drives-out-politics/30681/