We've not posted too much on our trip to northern Thailand last October - because we didn't want to scoop ourselves.
A good portion of those two weeks were devoted to doing research for a feature article on northern Thai cuisine for the Chicago Tribune's 'Good Eating' food section. Read the results, published Wednesday, here (you may have to register) and, by all means, give the recipes a go. If you haven't tried northern Thai food some of the flavors may surprise.
Unfortunately the web version doesn't include Dave's gorgeous photos. Chicagoans can enjoy them in print.
(Thanks Cathy, for sending us a couple shots of the article!)