LIVE Q&A – Holiday Cooking Questions!

Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2016

(Note: The livestream starts at minute 5:30)

Here’s the recording of my live session answering your questions about cooking for large parties! Lots of really good tips & tricks here, thank you everyone for joining and I’m so sorry I couldn’t get to all your questions!! I will do this again for sure and hopefully have a better system for tackling questions. You can always get in touch with me via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram if you have a pressing question!

Timestamps for each questions:

5:30 – Video starts
11:40 – Interactive dinner party ideas
14:00 – How to efficiently lay out food on a buffet table
18:30 – How to keep food warm longer
21:50 – Steaming fish for a party
25:35 – What do Thai people eat for Christmas
27:10 – Tips for hosting cocktail parties
32:35 – How to cook a Thai meal when one person doesn’t like spicy food.
35:27 – Dishes for a couple’s dinner.
37:45 – What kind of drinks can be served with Thai food.
40:50 – How to cook a big Christmas dinner in a tiny kitchen.
42:19 – Party Planning Guide & Template
46:00 – Do I wear contacts in my cooking videos?
49:53 – Thai Christmas dish with duck
50:45 – What dishes I suggest serving at christmas
51:06 – Leftover turkey ideas
54:10 – Savoury snack ideas
57:00 – Advanced freezing ideas
58:15 – 4-5 dishes for a dinner party that’s workable
1:03:31 – What do I eat for breakfast on a holiday
1:04:30 – My hair smells when I have hot pot, what do I do??
1:05:30 – Tips & tricks for the catering industry
1:08:45 – Where do I get my mini whisks?
1:09:22 – How do you know how much food to cook for a certain amount of people?
1:14:21 – How I made fried rice for 60 kids!

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About Pai:

Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin’s Kitchen.

Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her “playtime” in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco.

After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at