Last night I came across a very interesting blog and cookbook. I hope the cookbook will be as good as the blog is, we will have to see. The blog/site is called Food from Northern Laos: The Boat Landing Cookbook, and it is the work of Dorothy Culloty and Kees Sprengers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the blog is updated so much anymore. Still, you can find posts about very unique ingredients, like this one on “Chilli wood” or mai sakaan ໄມ້ສະຄານ.
You can also find some interesting rural cooking (i.e. over open fire) step-by-step recipes, for example Khao soi noodle making Tai Neua style. Do take a look if you are interested in Lao food.