If you will recall from Season 2 of my YouTube show, one of the stops we made on our trip was Chiang Mai. I deliberately scheduled that stop so my Soul Foodies and I could experience the Yi Peng Lantern Festival together.
This year, I invite you to celebrate Yi Peng with me. And you don’t have to board a plane to Chiang Mai at all. All you need to do is to sign up for my “Celebrate Yi Peng in Chiang Mai” event, the third part of my Escape to Thailand online series. We’re going to experience the magic of Yi Peng virtually and even cook together a few scrumptious Yi Peng treats. And we’ll toast the full moon with a glass of sparkling.
Sounds good? Register for the event here: https://bit.ly/3cKUFHI
Yi Peng is one of the most magical of Thai cultural events
Yi Peng is a festival of the full moon, which the people of Northern Thailand observe on the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai lunar calendar. It’s one of Thailand’s most iconic and magical events. One of its main features is the floating of paper lanterns towards the sky.
In my upcoming “Celebrate Yi Peng in Chiang Mai” event, we will be capturing the spirit of the festival by cooking some Yi Peng treats. You can cook along with me, or you can watch me demo the recipe. These are the Northern Thailand staples we will be making:
Nam prik ong
Nam prik ong is a deliciously spicy dip whose main ingredients are tomatoes and pork or chicken. You can easily make it vegetarian if you wish to, of course. Thais get to eat nam prik ong as a snack with fresh vegetables and pork rinds.
Pad kee mow
Pad kee mow is one of the signature dishes we serve at my Asian Mint restaurants. This dish is also called drunken noodles, and it’s known for its fresh herb flavors, particularly basil. Every bite of this dish can awaken your soul.
And because we’re having a Yi Peng feast, we shall be toasting the full moon with a glass of sparkling wine.
Celebrate Yi Peng with a full moon reading from Britten LaRue
Because it happens on a full moon, the Yi Peng Lantern Festival is the perfect time for a full moon reading. For this, I’m bringing in a special guest, my friend Britten LaRue. She’ll give you this reading as well as help you release your intentions.
Britten is a life coach, as well as an expert in alternative healing and moon astrology. She’s also a scholar on her way to earning her Ph.D. in art history, and she teaches art history and art appreciation at the University of Texas. Like me, Britten is a Hockaday alumna. We share a mission of feeding souls with our respective expertise. You can read more about Britten and her work here: https://bit.ly/3dKDGWF
Yi Peng is a truly magical experience you won’t want to miss. So, don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate Yi Peng with me, without even leaving your home. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3cKUFHI