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My Food Gallery

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My Food Gallery features Thai Food Photos of Coffee Kitchen by Chef-Me-Not!! at La CoffeeMelodie Suite

Introducing my food photos and a video slideshow.

This page features photos of the dishes - Thai and non-Thai, and a lot of "refurblished" left-over. (Talking about redundancy!) Some photos are look better than the taste of the actual dishes, and other photos don't look so good but the dishes taste great! What can I say! There are 38 dishes in the total of 61 photos. I also wrap them up in one video slideshow with great Rossini Overture as the background music. If you go to the video page first. After the video starts, click on the tiny link icon on the lower right, and you will find yourself on the first page of photo gallery. Enjoy browsing the photos while listening to great music. Food for the eyes, food for the ears. Afterward, please pick one of my recipes and start cooking! This way you please all your senses. -Well, most of them anyway!

Thank you, and have yourself the most wonderful Chef-Me-Not day!

Best regards,

Pradichaya Gafaae Poonyarit

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So many photos! Did I make all of these dishes?

The answer is yes!

I was intrigued that I was able to produce dishes that looked "legitimate" enough to show off to the public! We all cook countlessly through our adulthood. In our household, dinner is my "thing," and one can count on my preparing around 25 dinners a month. The other five are left-overs. Even then, my left-overs are not the usual "put 'em on a plate and throw 'em in the microwave," but are more like dressing them up and adding a few more ingredients so that they look and taste fresh. I have to admit, I only do it because I can't just eat the "left-over," for having to repeat something leaves me with a strange feeling. - I know, weird, isn't it! - And since I don't like "left-overs," I don't expect any family member to like it, either.

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We prefer not to eat out unless we travel

The main reason for this is that the food out there is there for commercial reasons. You know as well as I that once things are put out there for profit at any level, good quality is most likely to be compromised and is not at the top of the priority list. It is still (I hope) high on the list, but it shares its place with several other factors. We all know that sometimes, more or less, we have to "pay" more than what appears on the bill. I don't think there was a time when our family ate out when at least one member hasn't experienced some physical discomfort to some degree. - I also have a big family, so it's more likely for someone to feel an effect of something.

Some people don't have any problem from commercial food, and that is good on them. And it's a lot easier to eat out if you live alone or with your spouse. I appreciate cooking for six - if not more. It would drive me nuts if it were for just two persons. When that happens, I will probably give in to eating out, and will likely stock up on more gas relief or acid reflux type of meds regularly.

Do something different once in a while

I am not a person of routine and need to do things a little differently every once in a while in order to keep my focus on important things. I would make a leap outside my comfort zone and create a dish about which I don't feel entirely at ease. Different settings also set different moods. - Every now and then, we'd eat in our dining room instead of at our usual kitchen table. Sometimes it's fun to lay out a blanket on the floor of our family room and have an indoor picnic meal. I love to rotate plates and serving bowls from my "I-will-cry-if-you-break-that" China to plastic ware. I find it adventurous and quite up-lifting to do things differently and extend that into my cooking. As long as I don't go nuts with my ingredients, my husband and children are safe to eat my food. And, if they are happy, it means whatever I'm doing works!

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Pradichaya Gafaae Poonyarit:

A Thai soprano from head to toe with an attitude of a no-nonsense entrepreneur with innovative ideas and, sometimes, shocking approaches, who fits the phrase "been there, done that" perfectly, and is looking forward to new challenges. A leader, a teacher, a wife, a mother, and, a chef-ME-NOT. All makes a person who turns every situation into a learning experience, and, is super charged with positive energy.

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