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Kata Beach, Phuket, Thailand, 2011/06/07 - Su-Mei will be demonstrating the use of ingredients easily found in the kitchen and garden to make natural beauty and health treatments - VillaRoyalePhuket.com.
Beauty-Spa Kitchen is a collection of her recipes for skin, hair and body. Her recipes include for example coconut or lemongrass for hair, pineapple or daikon for skin and ginger for foot soaks.
Sui-Mei is an award winning author and regularly writes for international publications about Thai food and culture. She has appeared on Home Cooking on PBS, Martha Stewart Living and the Today Show.
The Elements of Life, a Contemporary Guide to Thai Recipes and Traditions for Healthier Living is Su-Mei’s latest book. Her first book, Cracking the Coconut: Classic Thai Home Cooking, received glowing reviews from The New York Times and was listed by both The Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times as one of the “10 Best Cookbooks of the Year.” Su-Mei was awarded The Julia Child Award for Best First Time Author from The International Association of Culinary Professionals.
She was born of Chinese parents in Bangkok and at age 15 moved with her family to America. She founded the Southeast Asian Alliance and often cooked for upwards of 500 people at a time, using Thai recipes she learned as a little girl. Her background in Thai culture, her mother’s teachings, and a lifetime of study and experimentation guided her to develop her unique style of Thai food.
Currently residing in America she returns often Thailand to continue to learn natural medicinal secrets and healing remedies from her mentors and to research and collect recipes of traditional, authentic foods and methods of preparation.
“Food is not only the sustenance that nurtures us, it is also a remedy which keeps us healthy. It is the medicine that heals us in time of sickness,” says Su-Mei. In Thailand food is eaten not just for nutrients, but for its medicinal qualities as well. Many of Su-Mei’s dishes promote a healthy lifestyle and help strengthen the immune system.
In 1985 she opened Saffron Thai Grilled Chicken restaurant and then in 2002 Saffron Noodles and Saté. She continues to receive accolades and awards and is established as one of San Diego’s premier restaurateurs.
This event will be on June 21 from 2:30 until 4:30 at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale boutique hotel in Phuket, Thailand. Admission is complimentary and a reservation is required.
For information about Saffron visit saffronsandiego.com and go to Amazon.com for information about her books.
About Mom Tri’s Villa Royale
Mom Tri’s Villa Royale (villaroyalephuket.com) is a personal creation of renowned artist and Harvard educated architect Mom Luang Tridhosyuth Devakul, a descendant of King Mongkut Rama IV and better known as Mom Tri. Initially Villa Royale was a private hideaway for family and friends before it was extended and opened as a boutique hotel.