David Thompson | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe

A restaurateur and cookery writer, known for his skill and expertise in Thai cuisine.

More on Thompson ….He made his name at Darley Street Thai in Sydney, opened on his return from several years living and working in Bangkok. He used to run Sailors Thai (opened 1995) in that city, and the Michelin starred. Nahm (opened 2001) in London's Halkin Hotel – the first Thai restaurant to gain this award.

Thompson has also written a book. Arharn Thai or Thai Food is published by Pavilion Books and is a comprehensive account of Thai Cuisine, covering its history and role in society, as well as numerous recipes and menus.His latest book is called "Thai Street Food" and it is a collection of his favourite 100 recipes of the street. A more comprehensive collection is to follow. David opened a branch of Nahm in Bangkok in 2010.

Years at Litfest: 2013


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Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks.
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