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A cutting board loaded with fresh produce. Everything you see in the slideshow was purchased in one of Bangkok's small, local markets.


Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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Crushing dried, pan-roasted chilies for a salad.


Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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Tamarind water, made from tamarind pulp, adds a sour and sweet dimension to Thai food.


Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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This pliable palm sugar was perhaps Thompson's most prized ingredient. It's perfect eaten on its own.

Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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These beautiful ingredients for a stir-fry of squid await their trip to the wok.


Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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Cleaning a sea bass, which was later cooked in a sour, herbal tum yum broth.


Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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The chef picks coriander and mint that will make it's way into a pork laab salad (here's a recipe ).

Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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The laab.

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Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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Tiger prawns destined for a red curry.


Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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That same fish, gently deep-fried and served with a pungent dip of lime juice and chilies.

Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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The chef fries a fragrant green curry in separated coconut cream to integrate the flavors of the raw curry paste.

Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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Here, the ingredients that will be added to the curry once the paste is cooked - chilies, pea eggplants, lime leaves, and grachai (wild ginger).


Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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Prawns, which will be tossed in a dressing of tamarind, fish sauce and palm sugar.


Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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A banana flower roasts on the grill.


Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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Assembling the naam jin (spicy dip) for the grilled steak (click here for the recipe).

Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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A richly spiced red curry with prawns, being drizzled with fresh coconut cream.


Jarrett Wrisley learns how to make pork laab , curried prawns, and grilled steak in


Cooking Thai Food With a Master .

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