Northern Thai Cuisine
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Andy Ricker, a carpenter-turned-chef from Portland, Oreg., is known for bringing "authentic" Thai food to America. At a food festival in Las Vegas, Ricker prepares a welcome dinner for the participating chefs at the much-loved Lotus of Siam, with chef/owner Saipin Chutima at the helm. The duo create their collective version of a spicy Issan dish. At the table, Jet Tila rhapsodizes about the days when his family opened America's first Thai grocery store in Hollywood, Calif., and introduced lemograss, kaffir lime leaves and other ingredients to the American palate. The episode also includes visits to a Thai temple in Los Angeles.

Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 1 seconds

Episode Number: 103

About Lucky Chow:

LUCKY CHOW travels across the United States to explore Asian cuisine's impact on American food culture.

The un-hosted six-part series explores a wide variety of Asian food and drink - from a famous Japanese noodle dish to Korean kimchi to Chinese fusion - while meeting the new generation of chefs and entrepreneurs dedicated to keeping the traditions alive.


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Fri, Apr 19 9:00 A.M. Chasing The Dream     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, Apr 19 12:00 P.M. Chasing The Dream     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, Apr 19 4:00 P.M. Chasing The Dream     NH Create (11.4)
Sat, Apr 20 3:00 A.M. Chasing The Dream     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Apr 21 1:00 A.M. Chasing The Dream     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, Apr 26 9:00 A.M. Paradise on a Plate     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, Apr 26 12:00 P.M. Paradise on a Plate     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, Apr 26 4:00 P.M. Paradise on a Plate     NH Create (11.4)
Sat, Apr 27 3:00 A.M. Paradise on a Plate     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Apr 28 1:00 A.M. Paradise on a Plate     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, May 3 9:00 A.M. Feeding The Spirit     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, May 3 12:00 P.M. Feeding The Spirit     NH Create (11.4)
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Sat, May 4 3:00 A.M. Feeding The Spirit     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, May 5 1:00 A.M. Feeding The Spirit     NH Create (11.4)
Fri, May 10 9:00 A.M. To Chinatown, with Love     NH Create (11.4)


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