Darlene Schmidt

Expertise: Thai cooking

Darlene Schmidt is 

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


Darlene Anne Schmidt is a former writer for The Spruce who contributed articles and recipes for more than 10 years. Darlene has taught cooking and writing extensively; many of her students have been, in fact, from Thailand. While she enjoys immersing herself in the total cooking experience, nurturing her creations from garden to table, she is also a master at simplifying recipes for those new to Thai cooking.



Darlene Anne Schmidt holds a Master of Arts degree in Composition. She has studied Thai cooking both in Thailand and in Canada.

Awards and Publications
  • "Knack Thai Cooking: A Step-by-Step Guide to Authentic Dishes Made Easy" (Knack, 2009)  

About The Spruce

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