I trust you all had a great Christmas and New Years Eve, I sure had. After my traditional Christmas cold and lots of problems upgrading my home internet connection from lousy ADSL into fibre, I’ve finally managed to put together a post.
Reading: ”Mord i Familjen” (Murder in the Family) a whodunit written by my college Stefan Norinder. A lovely book and it really adds an extra dimension to know the author of the book you’re reading in person!
Cooking: Thai food. I got myself Andy Rickers book ”Pok Pok, Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand” for Christmas. This book does not contain all the same ”Thai” curries and stir fries served all over the world, but the real thing, what people in Thailand really eat. Behold my attempt to do ”Kanom Jeen Nahmn Yaa”, noodles with medicine curry (a type of curry where fish is boiled with several roots and vegetable spices), topped with egg, bean sprouts and fresh leaves. I couldn’t find the same variety of leaves as they get in Thailand, but I still did come close enough to the original to make me very happy.
For anyone interested to getting to know more about Thai cooing I can recommend Andys book as well as the big reference: ”Thai Food” by David Thompson. Not only are they full of great recipes and good stories, the amount of love for Thailand that shines through the writing just blows me away!
Watching: True Blood, season 5 and ”Vetenskapens Värld” (World of Science). As the holidays have been so fortunately arranged, I’ve finally found time to catch up on my very favourite series. Watching Vetenskapens Värld with my son, discussing and trying to explain the current issues with him (today we watched an episode on the theory of Multiverses) is exactly the kind of exercise that my brain needs.
Wearing: This summer I finally said NO to being cold during winter and bought the Citamani down jacket seen in the picture. It’s my best clothing purchase in a very long time. Not only an I no longer cold, I also do not have to feel like the Michelin man while I’m at it.