Spring Cleaning

Riding the Sri Lanka tea train to Haputale.

Welcome to the newfangled Rambling Spoon! Actually, it’s just new dressing. A new look, with a few new features and more on the way. But everything else remains the same. Check out the tabs across the top, and you’ll learn more about the man behind the photos here (and how to get your own copies of any image on this site). You’ll also find a new easy-to-read recipe list, organized by category. Just click the link, and you’re there.

The photos you see today stem from the many, many images Jerry has assembled for our forthcoming book, This Way More Better, which will take you through a dozen years of Asian journeys. Stay tuned for more news on that. Meanwhile,  join us through the changing of seasons.

It’s spring. It’s a new year across much of Southeast Asia. It’s a month of wild weather and shifting winds—some things end, others begin, and along the way we do a little cleaning. This morning I woke to several inches of thick, wet snow. This evening, the sun emerged, everything melted, and I swear the grass grew greener in the sunset light.

Things change.

Things stay the same.

But everything looks new in a different light.

I’m off in the morning, heading over to the Roan Plateau for a little flight over that contested land (every acre has been opened to oil and gas development). Then I’ll return to Boulder for the last stretch of my fellowship (and way too much to do before it ends). And then….?

Lots of new light on the horizon.

Have a great weekend.

Rice harvest, Shan State.

Resting on the uphill, loaded with fish, East Timor.

8 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning

  1. Thank you, Souavarat. And a very Sabaidee Pii Mai to you, too! This time last year we were getting soaked in water wars on the streets of Vientiane. Lots of fun.

  2. I’m catching up on my reading and love the new look and banner. Very clean. I also like all the links at the top, especially to the recipes – it will be so easy to poke through and sample some of your dishes now 🙂

  3. Oh wow, your blog looks great! I have been following silently for a long time and haven’t checked in in a while. I thought my link was wonky at first. I can’t wait to catch up on reading:)

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