Our annual directory has evolved over the years from being a mere company listing to an art statement. And to spice up the company listings, we feature quintessential Asian recipes which you can try at home. These recipes have been carefully selected to represent every city where we have held our annual event. They have also been adjusted so you can easily replicate them in your kitchen.
As part of our environmental thrust, we shall start issuing limited print copies of this edition. You may still purchase print copies by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s issue captures glimpses of the Chao Phraya River, in Bangkok, Thailand, where our annual event, F+L Week, is being held this year.
Most of Thailand’s key cities were founded along this river. Thailand’s three old royal capital cities were all located along the Chao Phraya—Ayuthaya, Thonburi and Bangkok.
The Chao Phraya, or the River of Kings, is formed by the confluence of four rivers—the Ping, Wang, Yom and Nan. Together, these form Thailand’s most
important river system.
The Chao Phraya not only symbolizes commerce, but life itself. Many small canals, known locally as khlongs, split off from the main river. The Khlongs are used to irrigate the country’s rice paddies, a major source of Asia’s staple food, rice. Thailand is one of the world’s largest rice exporters, after India and Vietnam.