Darlene Schmidt

Expertise: Thai cooking

Darlene Schmidt has focused on cooking, writing about, and creating Thai cuisine recipes for the last 10 years. An accomplished chef and teacher, she published a Thai cookbook to inspire home cooks. 


  • Specializes in recreating both classic and new Thai recipes
  • Food photographer and writer
  • Culinary teacher specializing in Thai cuisine



About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, and TreeHugger.

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