Now brought to you by Scout Magazine.
We were originally going to push this episode due to the current global pandemic of Covid-19. We thought it seemed trivial to release this now, with so many of us facing personal and economic uncertainties. However, we've had a few of you (thanks for your support) inquire if we had an episode coming soon. This has led us to believe that you're either bored and in need of something to listen to or that you really enjoy our show. We're going to go ahead and assume it's the latter.
Therefore, with that in mind, we've decided to release this episode. It's a beautiful day and well you might just need something to keep you occupied as you clean your house for the 10th time in the past two days and luckily for you, this is a fantastic episode. We recorded it a few weeks back. Chef Angus An is someone we've wanted on for sometime now. He has a new cookbook coming out soon, 'Maenam, A Fresh Approach To Thai Cooking', out on May 5th to be exact, and we wanted to talk about it, how it came about and why you should look to purchase it.
We also waxed on his career as a chef, from his days in Europe and Montreal to opening Gastropod back in 2006. Angus was very open about that experience and how it led to the opening of Maenam and his subsequent restaurants afterwards, with Fat Mao being one of our favourites.
If you love food, hospitality and want to learn more about owning and running a restaurant, this episode is for you as Chef Angus distills plenty of insight. We hope you enjoy it.
We'll be back with more content over the coming days as we look to begin recording remotely via phone. We have some excellent guests lined up who are itching to discuss this global pandemic and what it means for us as a society and our restaurant industry as a whole. Do keep an eye out.
**The link below will give you all the details on Angus' new cookbook, 'Maenam, A Fresh Approach To Thai Cooking.'
***Scout is one of Vancouver’s leading food and culture magazines. If you’re wanting to learn more about the city’s food and cultural sphere with regards to community news, new restaurant openings, essential guides to some of the city’s best offerings as well as who’s hiring, Scout is where you should go. They also have a sister website they just launched this past year called Islandist. Same type of content only Island driven. That’s Islandist.ca.
We’re proud to have Scout as our presenting sponsor as we believe what they “Scout out” is an excellent compliment to what we’re offering here with Track and Food. Do check them out.