Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

My Cambodian Cooking Experience

When it comes to Cambodian food, once again, I am an absolute beginner. I have never eaten in a Cambodian restaurant, I've never seen a Cambodian cookbook, I have never studied Cambodian culture or history, and I have no idea what kind of food the Cambodian people eat. But something tells me all that's about to change.

Thirty days from now, I will have done all those things, perhaps with the exception of eating in a Cambodian restaurant. But I am confident that with a little research, I can pull off an authentic Cambodian dinner. After all, my Tibetan, Iranian, and Filipino dinners were delicious culinary successes, all of which I prepared with no previous experience.