A post from my archives shared by Sally @ Smorgasbord I hope you enjoy discovering how tough life is for many people here in the rural areas 🙂
Welcome to the last in the travel posts from the archive of Carol Taylor, our resident food expert. This week the process of producing charcoal, one of the primary cooking fuels in Thailand.
This is the mud charcoal house where the charcoal is made primarily for fuel to cook…no mod cons here at all. Well not yet pretty much everything is done how it has always been done through the generations. The skills passed down and that is what I like here so much tradition still and in the main so much happiness.
But the lifestyle is hard there are some concessions to this and progress is slowly coming but much is still done the old way and by getting your hands dirty.
Making charcoal is an art…me I just said do you just throw the wood in and light it?….The look this crazy English lady got was a look…
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