Elements Of Life: Important Information Update!

My newest book,The Elements of Life comes with a wheel that helps you determine your home element(s). Unfortunately, there are mistakes printed on the back of the wheel. Until the publisher can correct them, these are the right dates:
March 8, 1998
March 17, 2003
March 6, 2004

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cover Article in Current Food & Wine Magazine!

The current March 2010 issue of Food & Wine magazine has a cover article featuring several new healthful Thai recipes which I created based on the principles presented in my latest book, The Elements of Life: A Contemporary Guide to Thai Recipes and Traditions for Healthier Living. The link below will take you to the article, which has further links to 8 of my recipes. Please take the introductory phrase "Thai genius Su-Mei Yu" with a grain of salt - I'm just a cook!

The Orange Invasion - Carrots in Thailand

Here's a link to another article I wrote for the Bangkok Post, the widely-read English language newspaper read throughout Thailand. It features recipes for a nice Carrot and Grilled Shrimp Salad, as well as a traditional Thai coconut custard dessert, Khanom Moh Gaeng, enhanced with pureed carrot rather than pumpkin. http://www.bangkokpost.com/leisure/restaurant/32731/the-orange-invasion

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Khao Tom Mud - A Traditional Thai Snack

The Bangkok Post, a widely-read English language newspaper, published a story and recipe of mine yesterday. It recounts my visit to the home of a family of traditional Thai dessert makers, where I learned to make Khao Tom Mud, a snack made with sticky rice, coconut, black beans and bananas. Here is a link to the article and recipe: http://www.bangkokpost.com/leisure/restaurant/31902/khao-tom-mud

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Listen to Su-Mei on The Splendid Table

Here is a link to American Public Media's The Splendid Table, where you can listen to my January 16th, 2010 appearance. Please note that the interview with me begins at 14:25, that is, 14 minutes and 25 seconds into the broadcast. You can get there more quickly by clicking a little more than one-fourth of the way along the time indicator. Use the Program Archive menu near the top-right of the page to find the appropriate date if it is no longer in the list of the 3 most recent broadcasts:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Su-Mei's Recipe Featured in The Splendid Table Article

American Public Media's show The Splendid Table today featured a recipe for my "Salad of Pineapple and Winter Greens with Warm Roasted Chile-Coconut Dressing" from my recently published book The Elements of Life. Here is a link to the article: http://www.elabs7.com/functions/message_view.html?mid=926183&mlid=499&siteid=20130&uid=0d56ad7a7e

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Traditional Thai Protective Remedies for Colds

Here's a link to another article I wrote for the Bangkok Post, a widely-read English language daily newspaper in Thailand: http://www.bangkokpost.com/life/family/27727/sipping-and-snacking-the-sneezes-away

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Su-Mei on NBC 7/39 Morning News

I appeared on San Diego's local NBC outlet on the morning of November 17th, chatting with Marianne Kushi about a few recipes from my new book The Elements of Life and showing a few healthful foods served at my restaurant Saffron. Here's a link to that interview: