A very special new year
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand died at the age of 88 last October 2016 and there is a year mourning. We all loved the king; he was like a father to us, and we will have a ceremony in Saba to remember him. I cooked for the king and queen years ago in Thailand and, some day, I would be honoured to cook for his daughter, the Princess of Thailand, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. I had the privilege of meeting her in the Chester Beatty Library when she was on a visit to Ireland three years ago. I presented her with Saba: The Cookbook. I would love to cook a full Thai banquet for the princess.