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Resource Tue Feb 13 2007

Moving beyond Pad Thai

Silapaahaan.com had great ambitions when it launched a couple of years ago: it "intended to be a repository of of information on ... Thai cuisine, with a distinct emphasis on ... Chicago." The site got off to a great start, and remains a useful source for Thai food fans looking for translations of their favorite restaurant's menu (assuming it's one of the six listed), or pictures of some common -- and not-so-common -- dishes, for those interested in venturing past the Traditional Favorites section but are wary of what they'll get.

The site's introduction claims more will be coming soon, including basic menu terms, pronunciations, recpies and photo-illustrated cooking demostrations. It's unclear how long ago that was written, but here's hoping the (anonymous) proprietor comes through on that promise; with the surfeit of Thai Restaurants in this city, there's clearly an audience for it.

 
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Veeral / February 15, 2007 10:36 PM

Silapaahaan.com was not an anonymous project. It is the web version of a thai language menus by a well known lthforum/chowhound poster named Erik M. You can look him up on either site.

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The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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