GLOBAL CUISINE NEWS

Who will make the “Pad Thai?” Surely someone will bring America’s favorite Thai specialty to St. Margaret’s Global cuisine Potluck Saturday, Sept. 13th.  Dozens of recipes are available on line and there may be a few copies left in the folder on the Time and Talent Table in the Parish Hall.

The stir-fried rice-noodle dish, frequently served as street food, is thought to have been introduced to the ancient Thai capital city of Ayuthaya by Viet traders, according to Wikipedia. “It is made with soaked rice noodles, which are stir-fried with eggs and chopped tofu and flavored with tamarind pulp, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic or shallots, red chili pepper and palm sugar.” Pad Thai may also include chicken or shrimp or crab. It is traditionally served with lime wedges and often chopped roast peanuts. It may also contain other vegetables like bean sprouts, garlic chives, coriander leaves, pickled radishes or turnips.

All dishes are welcome at the potluck next Saturday, Thai or not. Remember to bring your own beverages and maybe a friend or two. A digital slide show of pictures and short videos from Nan cobbey’s trip to Thailand will play throughout the evening. Dinner is at 6. If your dish needs reheating or assembly, come a bit earlier. And, as always, non-cools are welcome. Just bring a loaf of bread… or ice cream or help us clean up afterwards.  We welcome such help.