Ex-Casino girl Margaret King fell in love with Thailand and its food. She has published a book of Thai recipes.
Ex-Casino girl Margaret King fell in love with Thailand and its food. She has published a book of Thai recipes.

Try Thai with Aussie book

Margaret King was born in Casino and spent many hours in the kitchen learning the secret arts of cooking from her mother and aunties. (There are lots of good cooks in Casino and this is the traditional way recipes and kitchen skills are passed from one generation to another.) Marg finished school in Casino and then went and got herself a regular job. And a husband. (This is also traditional.)

Then she and hubby Paul went to Thailand in 2005 – and her life changed.

They did voluntary work, helping after the devastation of the tsunami. They taught English, eager to help the Thai people recover from this catastrophe. Then after a while her interest in food and Thai cooking became her obsession. Her Thai students started to bring different types of food to the lessons as a show of appreciation. This opened up a whole new world of cooking to Margaret.

The result of her journey of discovery into the wilds of Thai cooking has been set down in a book – The King’s Taste of Thailand – which contains heaps of authentic Thai recipes with easy-to-follow, Aussie-style directions for creating that perfect Asian meal.

To buy a book visit The Kitchen Shelf in Keen St, Lismore. Or visit www.kingstasteof.com. It costs $29.99


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