Darlene Anne Schmidt fell in love with Thai food while traveling throughout Thailand ten years ago. Since then, she has specialized in recreating both classic and new Thai recipes. Aside from creating recipes, taking photographs, growing her own ingredients, and writing articles on Thai food, she is often called upon to teach Thai cooking classes. She has recently moved back to Canada after living in Mexico with her Southeast-Asian husband, two dogs and her beloved (now deceased and missed)25-year-old cat, Patch. Darlene has released a cookbook: Knack Thai Cooking: A Step-by-Step Guide to Authentic Dishes Made Easy (Knack: Make It easy, 2009) available from Amazon.com and major bookstores. Here is more on Google Profile about About's Thai food guru, Darlene Schmidt.
Darlene has taught cooking and writing extensively. Many of her students have been, in fact, from Thailand. While she enjoys immersing herself in the total cooking experience, nurturing her creations from garden to table, she is also a master at simplifying recipes for those new to Thai cooking. She has released a cookbook: Knack Thai Cooking: A Step-by-Step Guide to Authentic Dishes Made Easy (Knack: Make It easy, 2009) available from Amazon.com and major bookstores.
Darlene Anne Schmidt holds a Master of Arts degree in Composition. She has studied Thai cooking both in Thailand and in Canada, and is a published author across various genres, including 'Knack Thai Cooking: A Step-by-Step Guide to Authentic Dishes Made Easy', available through Amazon.com and major bookstores throughout the US.
While I have always enjoyed cooking, it was one epiphanic moment seated on a beach in Thailand slurping Tom Yum soup, experiencing the taste explosion of Thai spices in my mouth, that inspired me to pursue and promote Siamese cuisine. Nothing, in my opinion, can rival the exquisite taste of Thai food which reflects the complex culture of this ancient 6000-year-old land of friendly, soft-spoken people.