Som Kesa's "Easy Entertaining Thai-Style" Cooking Class

Congratulations to Som Kesa who has begun offering cooking classes to her fans! Most recently, Som held an "Easy Entertaining, Thai-Style" class in her home for ten people. The group made potstickers, a side dish made from leftover potsticker filling, red chicken curry and black rice pudding with coconut cream for dessert.

Som will continue to have updates on future classes but in the meantime, you can also have Som's dishes delivered to you through Lish. Find her offerings here at this link

Spotlight: Inspirational Dishes by Som Kesa This Week

Look at these beautiful, amazingly creative dishes recently made by our Honoree, Som. 

(Top Row): Coconut Sticky Rice and Home-Cured White Anchovies (Bottom Row): Anticuchos with Herb Salad and Aji Amarillo Sauce, and Steamed, Stuffed Shrimp with Two Sauces, Garlic Oil, Fried Pickled Shallots, Stuffed with Shrimp Meat, Garlic, Lemongrass and Coriander.

To follow Som's creations in the kitchens, please check out her Blog here and stay tuned for some exciting news she has coming soon!

Queen Anne's Eden Hill Dishes Inspire Som Kesa to Recreate at Home

Eden Hill's Tasting Menu

Eden Hill's Tasting Menu

If you haven't heard yet, Eden Hill in Queen Anne is generating a lot of buzz lately including Executive Chef and Owner Maximillian Petty receiving national attention as a 2016 James Beard Foundation "Rising Star of the Year" nominee, as well as being recognized locally as one of Seattle Magazine's "Top 20 Most Talented People in Seattle" right now. I haven't personally been to Eden Hill yet, but friends say it's a truly unique dining experience with loads of charm and I can't wait to go.

When cooking, we all find inspiration in all sorts of places... Definitely from Chefs and restaurants, and definitely from our friends and family members who we share meals with. Seattle Foodie Som Kesa, who I haven't been shy about talking how brilliantly delicious her food is, recently found inspiration from Eden Hill after going for the Tasting Menu which is beautiful! Som is always wanting to push the limits of her talents and was inspired to recreate a couple of the dishes at home which we are sharing here. Thank you for sharing Som!

Crudo: Scallops, Pickled Sunchoke, Buttermilk, Basil and Lemon Oil

Som Kesa Remakes Seattle Eden Hill's Crudo

Confit Beets with Burrata

Som Kesa Beets with Burrata Inspired by Eden Hill

For more on Eden Hill, please visit their Facebook page here or their website and congratulations to Chef Maximillian and team for the accolades!

Offalicious Dinner: A Challenge to Eat Every Part of the Animal

Offalicious Dinner: A Challenge to Eat Every Part of the Animal

I was invited by Karen Kinbar who found me at Seattle Foodies to join. They have an idea that we should eat every part of the animal. I took this as a challenge to make these odd bits delicious. I don't get a chance to cook these things much since I had no audience before. My family and my friends are not crazy about eating these things. My family likes tongue, cheeks, pig head, chicken hearts, tripe (my son mainly) but now it's a chance for me to branch out to see if I can transform offal into something delicious.

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Order: AweSom Curries Week of Feb. 8th, 2016

Pork Belly Panang Curry (limited quantity) and Caramelized Chicken in Roasted Chili Sauce

Plus free bag of Peanut Sauce for Foodie Empire Members

AweSom Curries by Som Kesa
50.00
  • One generous serving per bag, to be served with rice (not included).
  • Curries will last 3-4 days in the fridge.
  • Packets will last in the freezer for at least one month.
  • Curries are in industrial vacuum bags.  They are BPA free, microwave and freezer safe.
  • Only the best ingredients are used with no refined sugar or additives. The curry paste is hand-carried from Thailand as well as the palm sugar.
  • No fillers like carrots and other unnecessary items you may find in restaurants just to create bulk.
  • Initial discount price.
  • Curries are crafted in small batch to ensure quality!!!
  • $10/bag earlybird price
  • Two options will be provided weekly (and switched up every week!)
  • Minimum 5 bags per order (yes, you can mix and match with the two weekly offerings!)
  • Orders to be picked up at Som's house on Sundays. (Details will be provided when your order is complete). 
  • The last day to order will be on Friday with Som shopping and cooking on Saturday for Sunday pick-up.
  • Orders accepted weekly
  • Order with confidence...Satisfaction guaranteed 
  • One free bag with a customer referral with purchase

  • Free peanut sauce for Foodie Empire members 

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Order: AweSom Curries by Som Kesa Available to Order!

AweSom Curries by Som Kesa

Due to overwhelming demand, it is with great excitement that Foodie Empire Honoree Som Kesa would like to announce the availability of her authentic Thai cooking, beginning with Chicken Green Curry and Chicken Panang Curry. Som recently made care packages for her son Jasper, who was in town for the holidays. To ensure he would be sent back to New York a with a loving touch of home, Som created vacuum-sealed meals for him and posted the photos in the Seattle Foodies Facebook Group.

The care packets generated so much excitement, she will now sell them for others! Here are the details:

Week of 1/24/2016: Chicken Green Curry and Chicken Panang Curry

Som has developed a full menu (see below) and will be offering two options weekly. We are taking orders now for this week (week of January 24, 2016) for Som's Chicken Green Curry and Chicken Panang Curry, made fresh to order. 

I will make them the way I make for myself or my family, just like you would find at best food stalls in Thailand.
— Som Kesa
Authentic Thai Curry Packets by Foodie Empire Honoree Som Kesa

Other Details

  • One generous serving per bag, to be served with rice (not included).
  • Curries will last 3-4 days in the fridge.
  • Packets will last in the freezer for at least one month, ready whenever you want!
  • Curries are in industrial vacuum bags.  They are BPA free, microwave and freezer safe.
  • Only the best ingredients are used with no refined sugar or additives. The curry paste is hand-carried from Thailand as is the palm sugar.
  • No fillers like carrots and other unnecessary items you may find in restaurants just to create bulk.
  • Initial discount price of $10 per bag (minimum 5 bags weekly).
  • Curries are crafted in small batch to ensure quality!!!
  • Two options will be provided weekly (and switched up every week!)
  • Minimum 5 bags per order (yes, you can mix and match with the two weekly offerings!)
  • Orders to be picked up at Som's house in Green Lake on Sundays from 10am to 2 pm. (details will be provided when your order is complete) We will try to accommodate your scheduling needs. 
  • The last day to order will be on Friday, with Som shopping and cooking on Saturday for Sunday pick-up in the Green Lake neighborhood.
  • Orders accepted weekly.
  • Order with confidence. Satisfaction guaranteed
  • One free bag with a customer referral with purchase.
  • Free peanut sauce for Foodie Empire members 

Order below for Chicken Panang Curry and/or Chicken Green Curry for the Week of 1/24, 2016 (minimum 5 packets per order, but can mix + match) 

Thank you so much for supporting Som Kesa! I know you'll love her food as I regularly crave her dishes and wish she could be in my kitchen all of the time! Please see Som's full-menu below of items she'll be offering throughout the coming weeks:



Harvest Crepe Tostada: A Healthy Start to the New Year

It's the new year and like most everyone, I feel the need to kick it off with some healthy eats, especially after the holiday overindulgence! Earlier today while trying to think of what to make, I found myself inspired by Seattle Foodie extraordinaire and Foodie Empire Honoree, Som Kesa (which happens often), who's creations are genius. 

I went shopping for a lot of fresh vegetables the other day and always have avocados on hand, so thought of doing Crepes overflowing with these gorgeous ingredients. I ended up with what I'm calling a "Harvest Crepe Tostada" and sharing the ingredients below. It was incredibly tasty, super fresh and a dish that's so flexible, you can substitute the ingredients for anything you have on hand or are craving.

The "Crepe" inspiration came from Som's "Crepe with Crispy Duck" recipe which of course, is one of the most fantastic things I've ever had the pleasure of eating.

I cooked my Crepes in Coconut Oil (one of my most favorite items) and sprinkled with Parmesan Cheese and Lemon Rind. I then added Avocado, Radish, Tomato, Red Onion, Crunchy Sprouts and Salsa. You can substitute anything and everything here to create the Crepe of your dreams.

Thank you Som for your inspiration and I hope you enjoy!

A Gorgeous, Scrumptious, Festive, Seattle Fusion Feast

A Gorgeous, Scrumptious, Festive, Seattle Fusion Feast

It was an honor to attend a holiday party at the home of Foodie Empire Honoree Som Kesa and her husband Larry. The decorations were beautiful, the guests were wonderful with so many amazing stories and the food of course, was unlike anything I've ever tasted before (as is always the case when being treated to Som's cooking).

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Gorgeous Thai-Tex Mex Fusion Feast Catered by Som Kesa

Gorgeous Thai-Tex Mex Fusion Feast Catered by Som Kesa

As word continues to spread about the amazing talents of Foodie Empire Honoree Som Kesa, she is becoming more and more in demand! Most recently, she catered a private event for a "major, local non-profit" with a Thai-Mex Fusion theme. Her food was such a hit, she even ran out of business cards. Here is what the lucky guests were treated to.

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