The Author, Chef Trakool Yodsuk, or better known as Chef Korn, was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. Spending most of his adolescence in the kitchen observing his mother whenever she cooked, he soon picked up an interest in the culinary industry. His mother also instilled in him the importance of Thai tradition and culture, and introduced him to a rustic, traditional and authentic cooking style that uses a lot of natural herbs and spices.
Before pursuing his culinary career, Chef Korn was an artist specializing in acrylic painting. He also traded in art collections. In April 2009, Chef Korn, a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and administration, partnered a business associate and opened Erawan, a restaurant serving authentic and fusion Thai food. Erawan was voted as one of Asia’s Finest Restaurants, and it is also the 3rd from Top 5 best restaurants in Malaysia in the 2011/2012 The Miele Guide. Chef Korn also teaches Thai cooking. His teaching style is simple and genuine as he stays true to tradition and uses a lot of authentic ingredients.
Thai @ Home, the 1st of his cook book series is a collaboration between SIAM CONNECTION SDN BHD and Seashore Publishing (M) Sdn Bhd (a member of Popular Holdings Limited). The cook book was launched at the Popular Bookfest 2012 on 20th August 2012, and during the launch Chef Korn was present to cook 2 recipes from the cook book. The cook book can be found in all POPULAR book stores nationwide.