About Me

Writer & Supper Club Chef.

I have been interested in good old fashioned Thai home cooking and street food for thirty years and as and when I could, between the demands of  day to day life, I have journeyed back and forwards to Bangkok to learn to cook and eat Thai food at its source.

The most important and influential  tutor for me has been Gobkaew Najpinij, who I had the privilege to call Mae (meaning mother). She was a great food historian and chef and I worked with her extensively over many years. I have recently written a cookbook in her honour  featuring her highly prized recipes called “Mae’s Ancient Thai Food”.

I occasionally run a Thai supper club in my own home so take a look at the supper club page and if it makes your tummy rumble apply to be a guest – I would love to have you at my table!

My previous publication was called “No Ping No Bling” –  a guide to Birmingham’s 50 hidden food heroes – unearthing the movers and shakers changing the Midlands food scene.

Please feel free to contact me at carole@carolemason.co.uk

Carole Mason  and Gobgaew Najpinij