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Sustainable Souvenirs to Buy in Southeast Asia and, No, Not Elephant Pants

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Sustainable souvenirs to buy in Southeast Asia include anything that's handmade and handcrafted, fair trade and ethically-produced rather than factory-made, and locally created rather than imported. Traditional crafts, art and artisanal wares, along with eco-friendly, pre-loved, recycled, and up-cycled things are all good sustainable choices. Elephant pants are not. There’s a reason I’m singling out ...

80/20 Restaurant Bangkok Chefs on Rebooting the Evolution of Thai Cuisine

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80/20 restaurant Bangkok chefs Napol ‘Joe’ Jantraget and Saki Hoshino are creating some of Thailand’s most inspired and imaginative contemporary Thai cuisine. Passionate about local produce, little known ingredients, and preservation and fermentation, the husband and wife chefs hope to reboot the evolution of Thai cuisine. Chefs Napol ‘Joe’ Jantraget and Saki Hoshino's 80/20 restaurant ...

Cambodian Chef Tim Pheak, the Travelling Chef Living the Dream at Home

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Cambodian Chef Tim Pheak has probably travelled more than most Cambodian chefs his age. Yet he says he is finally living the dream as an executive chef in Cambodia's Siem Reap, where he's cooking elegant renditions on traditional Cambodian dishes with organic local produce. Cambodian chef Tim Pheak – Cambodians put family names first, so you'd ...

Cambodian Chef Pola Siv on His Mother’s Cooking and How to Open a Restaurant

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Cambodian chef Pola Siv helms the kitchen of Mie Café, one of Siem Reap’s best restaurants, where the 35 year-old chef creates an elegant and inventive contemporary Cambodian cuisine rooted in local produce and European cooking techniques. Cambodian chef Pola Siv has a great story. Like the northern Cambodia city of Siem Reap’s other talented young ...