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    Red-hot and indispensable

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 11/04/2016

    » What's missing in your pot of tom yum soup? Ah, maybe it doesn't pack a hot and spicy punch without a tablespoon or two of nam phrik pao, the red-brown chilli paste. What about fluffy pork floss? It is less scrumptious without being paired, again, with nam phrik pao, as a topping or stuffing in buns. On a day when your budget is tight or when time is limited, nam phrik pao serves as a quick-fix savoury spread on bread. As a seasoning ingredient, as a dipping sauce, or as a base note in Thai culinary chemistry, the roasted chilli paste has great versatility, in your grandma's kitchen as well as right now.

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    2017: A year to crow about?

    Life, Published on 02/01/2017

    » Month-by-month Thai horoscopes for the Year of the Rooster.

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    Documenting the eye of the storm

    Life, Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 21/01/2015

    » When 46-year-old Nikolaus Freiherr von Nostitz, better known as Nick, sent emails to his contacts on Dec 20 seeking financial help, some thought it was a scam. Soliciting donations is uncharacteristic of the outspoken but humble Nostitz. For years, people could see that the German was a modest guy who roamed around Bangkok on his decade-old Kawasaki GTO motorcycle to cover the turbulent transformation of Thai politics, from both sides (or more) of the conflict.

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    True essence of Islam

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 20/01/2015

    » On a recent afternoon it was business as usual at Haroon Mosque, a 150-year-old Muslim enclave neighboured by a Buddhist temple, Catholic church and the gleaming new French embassy. Residents went about their daily chores before the call for afternoon prayers sounded from the mosque. Savouring the centuries-old community's laid-back feeling were a couple of European tourists who wandered around with their cameras.  

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    Banana split

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 17/08/2016

    » High on the list of fruits Thais cannot live without is kluai namwa, or cultivated banana, a tropical strand only grown in South and Southeast Asia. The cultivated banana has long been an affordable, ubiquitous food staple for Thais, the same way apples are for Westerners.

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    Bringing controversy into fashion

    Brunch, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 10/04/2016

    » He made his name in fashion photography, but Oliviero Toscani has little time for the "stupid people" who enjoy designer labels. Instead, he is much happier in the presence of "real" people.

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    Your year at a glance

    Life, Published on 31/12/2014

    » Our month-by-month horoscope for 2015, the Year of the Goat.

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    Interpreting the legend

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 21/11/2014

    » O INHABIT A TORTURED SOUL, Gaspard Ulleil lost weight and arrived on the first day of shooting for Saint Laurent "in a body that wasn't mine". The classy, strong-jawed French actor, 30, adds: "It's important, because it helped me to transcend something and meet the character."

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    Sustainable everything possible

    Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 11/12/2018

    » For John Edward Roberts, sustainability does not just equate to green initiatives. For the Minor Hotels' Group Director of Sustainability and Conservation, it means the eco-friendly mindset that is embedded into even the smallest part of daily life.

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    The best prime minister Thailand never elected

    Life, Chris Baker, Published on 16/11/2018

    » Anand Panyarachun's two spells as unelected prime minister in 1991-2 had such a profound effect that they now seem preordained by history. This splendid book shows how the reality was otherwise.

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