“SPICE I AM” NEW THAI COOKBOOK

June 6, 2015

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Sujet Saenkham, owner and founder of some of Sydney’s best and most popular Thai restaurants, has recently launched his first cookbook, “Spice I Am”, featuring easy to follow recipes and practical advice, as well as tips on where to find essential ingredients for the Thai kitchen.

This beautifully photographed cookbook brings Thai restaurant classics to your kitchen. Whether you enjoy Sujet’s signature stir-fried crispy pork belly with basil or crispy prawn and lemongrass salad, or classics like Slow Cooked Massaman Beef Curry and Pad Thai, you will be inspired to put the take-away menus back in the drawer and start preparing delicious meals yourself.

Born in a small rural village in Central Thailand, Sujet discovered the joys of cooking and preparing food at an early age, spending hours working alongside his mother and grandparents. After studying science in Bangkok, Sujet made the move to Australia, where he studied hospitality and finally realised his dream of opening a restaurant of his own, Spice I Am in Surry Hills.

The Spice I Am collection of restaurants now features five restaurants in Sydney, the primary Spice I Am in Surry Hills along with eateries in Darlinghurst and Balmain plus a north-eastern Thai street food restaurant ‘House’, also in Surry Hills and the recently opened Surry Hills Eating House which focuses on the regional cuisine of southern Thailand.

The cookbook “Spice I Am” will inspire the home cook to prepare mouthwatering Thai feasts in their own kitchen.

Sandra Tiltman  


IRISH DANCING BACK WITH LORD OF THE DANCE

June 6, 2015

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games James Keegan as Lord of the Dance ©Tristram Kenton 08/14 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550  Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Exploding onto the Australian stage this September, with a spectacular new staging, is Michael Flatley’s masterpiece – Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, the world’s most successful dance show. This international production comes to Australia as part of a 15 country tour, following an extensive UK tour, after Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games enjoyed a sell-out season in London’s West End last year and a return to The Dominion Theatre in March 2015 due to overwhelming popular demand.

More than twenty-one years ago, Michael Flatley brought Irish Dance into the global spotlight and went on to create Lord of the Dance in 1996.  Since then his name and the Lord of the Dance brand have become synonymous with spectacular artistry and grand scale productions that have mesmerised more than 60 million people in 68 countries around the world.

The story is a classic tale of good versus evil, based on old Irish folklore, as well as a passionate love story expressed through dance.

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Exciting and ground-breaking new technology, including holographs, dancing robots, world champion acrobats and 34 of the greatest Irish Dancers in the world, along with a new score composed by Gerard Fahy, new choreography, stunning new costumes and special effect lighting are some of the features that add a breath-taking new dimension to the original masterpiece.

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games will captivate audiences with its dance styles which have evolved over more than 2,000 years and are rooted in the traditional form of Irish dance.

This latest version of the global dance phenomenon combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and heart-stopping dance, making it perfect family entertainment.

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is created, directed and choreographed by Michael Flatley and produced in Australia by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Base Entertainment Asia.

Performing in Melbourne from 29 September to 4 October 2015 at the Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre followed by Sydney from 20 October to 25 October 2015 at the Capitol Theatre.

Sandra Tillman.