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



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