Ever think about where the food on your table really comes from? Maybe not, but it is sometimes a very interesting story. The fact is that a lot of plants don’t originate in the places that are most associated with them. I discovered this when researching a book about Thai food a few years ago (sadly, it was never published). I found out that, although the chili pepper is widely associated with Thai food, the chili plant is not native to Thailand, or even Asia. That discovery, along with the ones that followed, form the basis of this web site.

About Michael Holland

So, who am I? I've been living and working in Bangkok, Thailand since 1992. I started AsiaForVisitors, an on-line travel guide to Southeast Asia, in 2001 and since 2002 I've been working with a Thai restaurant chain, helping them to expand throughout the region.