SIMON OSTHEIMER Wrote “Putting It All on the Table”
“It’s incredible how much Phuket has changed in the last few years, and nowhere is this more apparent than with its dining scene,” says Ostheimer, who has called the island home since 2011. Writing this story gave him a chance to explore in-depth how a new wave of chefs is shining a spotlight on the island’s culinary potential and, perhaps, even gaining a few envious glances from the Thai capital. “For too long, Phuket has played second fiddle to Bangkok. But now we’re finally seeing the emergence of a culinary evolution that celebrates southern Thailand’s incredible ingredients.” When he’s not contributing stories to the likes of CNN and
Design Anthology, the Hong Kong–raised writer can be found stand-up paddling or surfing, a sport he swears he’ll master one of these days.