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Chrissy Teigen Overcomes Fear Of 'Weird Textures,' Tries Oyster Omelet In Bangkok

A 'scary' moment for foodie beauty on The Getaway
Oct 29, 2014 2:00 pm

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen is something of a Thai food aficionado, as we found out in a recent interview. On tonight's episode of The Getaway, Teigen travels to Bangkok, where she tries a few Thai specialties that she's not so accustomed to including a dubious-sounding oyster omelet. Watch the clip here.

7 Places To Eat And Drink In Thonglor, Bangkok's Coolest Neighborhood

In the Thai capital? Here's where to go.
Oct 28, 2014 10:00 am

Put aside the street food for a moment. Bangkok is also home to proper restaurants — a lot of them — and one of the most tempting places to wean oneself away from the plastic stools and foldable tables of the food cart scene is the city’s Thonglor neighborhood. Here, Bangkok-based food blogger and photographer Austin Bush dishes up his favorite spots in the city's new center of cool.

In Bangkok, Model Chrissy Teigen Ate Her Weight In Boat Noodles

Nothing can stop this munchie-minded model
Oct 27, 2014 11:00 am

You wouldn't know it from her day job, but Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen likes to eat. A lot. On this week's episode of The Getaway, this fetching foodie takes off for Bangkok, a city she knows quite well — especially, its world-famous street food scene. This time around, though, she tries some new things, including a dubious sounding oyster omelet that turns out to be quite delicious, despite an unexpected crunch. Let's just say it brings new meaning to the term "toothsome."

Top Chef Winner Hung Huynh Traveled Throughout Asia. Damn, Did He Eat Well.

He's an adventurous eater on the highest regard
Oct 20, 2014 1:00 pm

Hung Huynh is perhaps most recognizable as the winner of Top Chef's season three, and the acclaimed chef has continued to appear as a guest judge in subsequent seasons. The Vietnamese-born chef recently returned from a trip through Southeast Asia, where he documented his adventurous travels — including being held at knifepoint — for Food Republic. As for the food he sampled? We're talking sea worm, sea squirts, ant larvae, baby chicken soup and live baby octopus. On second thought, "adventurous" might be an understatement.

6 Great Non-Touristy Places To Eat And Drink Really Well On Koh Samui, Thailand

Your Thai island paradise? There's serious food!
Sep 29, 2014 10:00 am

Most restaurants and shops on Koh Samui, a lush island off the coast of southern Thailand, serve what they think visitors want: watered down Thai staples or even Italian or Indian food. This is of course OK in certain situations (you’re in paradise, after all). But if you're willing to rent a three-dollar motor scooter and traverse the island's back roads (a worthy way to spend time, period), it's possible to find some genuinely interesting places to eat and drink. Get started with the list here.

Here's How James Bond Reacts To Funky Southeast Asian Wine

Some vintages should be judged by label alone
Jul 7, 2014 2:00 pm

In the 1974 film The Man With The Golden Gun, British spy James Bond (played by the saucy Roger Moore) is dining with a paramour in Thailand when a waiter presents the table with a fresh bottle of local wine. The dashing secret agent, a noted Bollinger snob, is immediately taken aback by the label: "Phuyuck?"

Cookshop's Marc Meyer Fell For The Steamed Squid While Kickboxing In Thailand

NYC chef's trip was the "antithesis of luxury"
Jan 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Chefs love to travel — for inspiration, to experience the cuisines of other cultures or just to get away from the heat of their own kitchens. When they return, we hit them with some questions — where'd they stay, what'd they do and WHAT DID THEY EAT?! Next up, Five Points and Cookshop chef Marc Meyer.

5 Spas And Resorts To Improve Your Health, And Eat Well While Doing So

From Mexico to India to a beach in Thailand
Jan 13, 2014 2:00 pm

Yes, signing up for that gym membership was a smart move. But wellness means more than hitting the elliptical. You need balance: wholesome cooking, a restorative massage (or three) and a few iPhone-free moments of meditation. And the best way to do that is to unplug and hop on an airplane to a wellness resport. Here are five to try.

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