I can thank Thai food, in part, for my friendship with Chef Danielle Turner of CookingClarified.com.
As staffers at a non-profit in Washington, DC, we used to hang out after work at a nearby Thai restaurant sampling Pad Thai, laab, crab rangoon, and talking about everything from pop culture to politics to – you guessed it – food.
She’s also a fantastic cook; my family still raves about some of the meals she’s thrown together.
So Chef Danielle’s recipe for coconut chicken & shrimp soup, which is based on the shrimp and lemongrass soup known in Thailand as Tom Yum soup, is also a great reminder of how food and friendship can go hand in hand.
Why not put together a pot of soup and invite over your best friend to share a meal and a conversation?