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Please support my campaign to bring my healthy Thai recipes to a greater audience in New York City!
Please support my campaign to bring my healthy Thai recipes to a greater audience in New York City!
28 backers pledged $2,516 to help bring this project to life.

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Inspired by the passionate interest of New Yorkers in my first cooking-tour campaign, I've launched a new campaign aimed at bringing my signature recipes to larger numbers of people here in New York City, with a focus on promoting the health benefits of Thai vegan cooking.

I will spend all of August visiting events, giving cooking demonstrations and volunteering, in addition to fulfilling rewards for backers of the campaign.

My plan consists of three main goals for August. First, I'm going to support local gardening. For the past year, I've been visiting a particular West Village garden which I’ve grown to love. I will begin volunteering at the garden next month, returning to my roots of growing food organically and locally.

In the urban garden where I'll start volunteering next month
In the urban garden where I'll start volunteering next month

My second goal is that I will come to your home or office to give cooking classes. When cooking instruction is this up close and personal, we absorb it more effectively than when watching a cooking show on television or following instructions in a book.

Enjoying time with cooking class students in Midtown
Enjoying time with cooking class students in Midtown

My third goal is to show people how easy it is to find all of the necessary fresh Thai ingredients for making authentic Thai food – right here in New York City! I will lead fun “ingredient hunts” in Chinatown as well as other parts of Manhattan, and also Queens, showing you my favorite locations for ingredient shopping.

Strolling with my Thai traditional baskets, which I carry when shopping in the markets
Strolling with my Thai traditional baskets, which I carry when shopping in the markets

I look forward to great cooking experiences with you this August!

Schedule

August 1 (Monday)
Union Square Green Market appearance - May Kaidee Summer of Cooking Kick Off

August 2-5 (Tuesday - Friday)
Available for cooking classes mornings, afternoons and evenings

August 6 (Saturday)
Morning: Chinatown Thai Ingredient Tour (Manhattan)
Evening: Available for cooking class

August 7 (Sunday)
Morning: Chinatown Thai Ingredient Tour (Queens)
Evening: Available for cooking class

August 8-12 (Monday - Friday)
Available for cooking classes mornings, afternoons and evenings

August 13 (Saturday)
Morning: Chinatown Thai Ingredient Tour (Manhattan)
Afternoon: Jazz Age Lawn Party appearance, Governors Island
Evening: Available for cooking class

August 14 (Sunday)
Morning and Afternoon: EcoFest 2016 appearance - Times Square
Evening: Available for cooking class

August 15-18 (Monday - Thursday)
Available for cooking classes mornings, afternoons and evenings

August 19 (Friday)
Morning and Afternoon: Prospect Park cooking demonstration
Evening: Available for cooking class

August 20 (Saturday)
Morning: Chinatown Thai Ingredient Tour (Manhattan)
Evening: Available for cooking class

August 21 (Sunday)
Available for cooking classes mornings, afternoons and evenings

August 22-25 (Monday - Thursday)
Available for cooking classes mornings, afternoons and evenings

August 26 (Friday)
Morning and Afternoon: Fort Washington Park cooking demonstration
Evening: Available for cooking class

August 27 (Saturday)
Morning: Chinatown Thai Ingredient Tour (Manhattan)
Evening: Available for cooking class

August 28 (Sunday)
Morning: Chinatown Thai Ingredient Tour (Queens)
Available for cooking classes mornings, afternoons and evenings

August 29-31 (Monday - Friday)
Available for cooking classes mornings, afternoons and evenings

NOTE: Classes can be held anywhere within 90 minutes of Manhattan.

With an old friend in Union Square
With an old friend in Union Square


Risks and challenges

Since I'm already in NYC, there is little or no risk of not being able to accomplish my goals.

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    Walking Tour for Thai Ingredients

    Join me on a tour of Chinatown, Manhattan or Queens to show the locations I like to shop for Thai ingredients, and I'll explain how to choose the best ingredients. For beginners and experienced chefs alike.

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    Cookbook

    The print version of my cookbook featuring over 50 Thai recipes, many from the menu of my Bangkok restaurant.

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