Why Thai?

It’s hard to imagine the American restaurant landscape without Thai food: Tom yum and pad see ew are practically household names, and pad thai is the ultimate quarantine comfort food. (It's apparently zombie apocalypse comfort food, too, as shown on the Walking Dead.) According to the Thai Embassy, more than 50 percent of all Thai restaurants abroad are located in the United States and Canada. So why did the U.S.—and Los Angeles in particular—become the epicenter of Thai food’s global rise? How did Cold War politics and a shortage of ingredients lead to the creation of shrimp curry recipes made with anchovy paste and sour cream—as well as the jackfruit industry in Mexico? What does this all have to do with one street kid from Bangkok? Listen in now for these stories and more: it's a vacation for your tastebuds! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2356 232
Why Thai?2 years ago

Suggested Podcasts

Sickboy Media/ Entertainment One (eOne)

Coda Change

BBC Radio 5 live

The Scope Health Sciences Radio from the University of Utah

ایران زمین - support@tripira.com

Bail Bonds Media

Master Self Love

Todd Earsley a Kevin Dubois interview the big players in motorsports and pr