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    Strikingthe right oil

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 18/03/2018

    » Cooking oil is an indisputable kitchen staple. As basically everyone uses it, it can be quite a lucrative business for its producers.

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    Coriander: Best Supporting Actor

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 14/01/2018

    » We usually see coriander on khao man gai (Hainanese-style chicken with rice), pad woonsen (stir-fried glass noodles with vegetables), fried rice, omelette with ground pork, or clear soup with ground pork-stuffed bitter melons.

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    Worthy of a name

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 04/12/2016

    » Piya Chalermglin, PhD, intrepid plant explorer and extraordinary researcher at the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research, recently retired. He spent 20 years of his career surveying the country's plant genetic resources, particularly Magnoliales, which includes the custard apple family Annonaceae and the magnolia family Magnoliaceae. In the process, he earned the distinction of having discovered 17 species new to science, joining the likes of famous botanist Carl Linnaeus and other plant explorers who immortalised their names by inspiring the names of some plants.

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    A life lived in camera

    Brunch, Sithikorn Wongwudthianun, Published on 01/01/2016

    » When the water cannon fires and the tear gas shoots overhead, one group is not running away _ although we are keen not to break our equipment. Press photographers are among those rare people _ like emergency service personnel _ who run towards danger, whether it's a violent political demonstration, massive flood or a crime scene.

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    Driven to distraction off Sukhumvit Road

    Brunch, Published on 28/09/2014

    » It’s a jungle out there on the streets of Bangkok. Behind the wheel we curse, cut in front, blast our horns, tailgate, angrily flash our lights and do whatever we can to ensure we get to our destination quicker than any of those other despicable drivers.

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    Friends in need

    Brunch, Published on 28/09/2014

    » Shanti is a three-year-old Bengal who was abandoned by his owner. He has feline HIV and FIP but he is otherwise healthy. He needs to be the only cat in the house. He is a big cat and needs a lot of love. He has been spayed and vaccinated.

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    Keeping things colourful

    Brunch, Published on 28/09/2014

    » Not all flowering plants are created equal. Some bloom only seasonally, others almost all year round. The flowers of trees commonly seen along city streets and provincial roads, like Cassia fistula or golden shower, Delonix regia or flame tree, Pterocarpus indicus or pradoo, Peltophorum pterocarpum or copper pod tree, Tabebuia rosea or pink tabebuia, and the various species of Lagerstroemia can be enjoyed only once or twice a year. But luckily for us in tropical Thailand, there are many shrubs and vines that we can plant to make our surroundings colourful at all times.

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    Bold and Beautiful

    Brunch, Published on 14/09/2014

    » Brace yourself, because dancer-turned-singer FKA Twigs has delivered one of the most compelling, genre-defying albums you will hear this year — if not ever

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    Whirling along on the Turkish tourist trail

    Brunch, Published on 21/09/2014

    » Good morning, dear readers, from a train station in downtown Istanbul. It’s the Sirkeci train station, Istanbul’s answer to Hua Lamphong, situated on the Golden Horn overlooking the waterways of this glorious city.

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    Getting to the root of a soil problem

    Brunch, Published on 21/09/2014

    » Our family friend Annop Ongsakul’s tamarind tree in Phuket toppled over following incessant rains two weeks ago. I was surprised, for tamarind counts among the sturdiest of trees. It thrives in a wide range of soil and climatic conditions, from clay to sandy soil, and in places where rain is evenly distributed or where there is a long and very pronounced dry season. It has an extensive root system, which contributes to its resistance to drought and strong winds.

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