Asia and it's wonderfully multifaceted cuisine is a continuous source of inspiration and culinary knowledge for me. There is so much to learn and discover that my interest is always aroused!
Since I have acquired a mortar and pestle (an important utensile), I can make my own Thai curry paste and/or experiment with spices.
Pounding roots, seeds, herbs and all kinds of spices in order to get a homemade curry paste is a very relaxing and exciting task which is nearly therapeutic. I really take a lot of pleasure in doing that and the result is quite superior, nearly without equivalent...
This series of pictures shows the sheer beauty of "Thai Yellow Curry Paste" (see my recipe). May they give you the strength to get pounding and may you catch the fever of curry making!