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All about Chef Nuit Regular and Eat to the Beat! 

Today, HOLR is sitting down to chat with Chef Nuit Regular, who is the Executive Chef and Co-Owner of PAI, Kiin, By Chef Nuit, Sabai Sabai, and Sukhothai. As the first Thai SELECT Ambassador for Canada, Chef Nuit has been recognized by the government of Thailand for the authenticity of her Thai cooking with the prestigious Thai SELECT Signature designation. She is also a judge on Food Network Canada’s Wall of Chefs as well as the author of Kiin: Recipes and Stories from Northern Thailand, an IACP Cookbook Awards and Taste Canada Awards finalist.

On Saturday, October 23, in partnership with KitchenAid, the Canadian Cancer Society is inviting Canadians across the country to ‘Eat to the Beat’ by tuning in for a live virtual hands-on culinary experience with some of Canada’s top chefs- including Chef Nuit! During the eventfour female chefs from across the country will lead a series of online cooking classes and live Q&A sessions which will feature specially prepared dishes distinctive to the Canadian culinary scene. 

Keep reading to find out all about the esteemed Chef Nuit and how she will be participating in this year’s Eat to the Beat live virtual culinary experience. 

Talk to us about the importance of Eat to the Beat, and your role in the live virtual culinary experience.

Eat to the Beat, presented by KitchenAid Canada, is a one-of-a-kind annual fundraiser, bringing together the talent of female chefs to support those affected by breast cancer. This year, we’re getting together for Canada’s biggest kitchen party that will give people a chance to experience and make delicious dishes alongside some of Canada’s top chefs to raise funds for breast cancer support services at the Canadian Cancer Society.

 Today, 1 in 8 Canadian women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. While we have made incredible progress, there is still so much work to be done! Eat to the Beat helps raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) to support women in every step of their breast cancer journey. Funds raised will help people find community and connection, provide information and resources about breast cancer, and offer wigs to people who need them.

 For the first time ever, Eat to the Beat is going national with an exciting virtual hands-on culinary experience for Canadians to enjoy right from their kitchen. Female chefs and food personalities from across the country – Chef Lynn Crawford, Chef Renée Lavallée, Mijune Pak, and myself – will lead a series of online cooking classes featuring specially prepared dishes distinctive to the Canadian culinary scene.

 Join the Eat to the Beat community on October 23, 2021, from 1pm-6pm EST for a virtual culinary experience that makes a meaningful difference to those affected by breast cancer. Register and buy tickets today at eattothebeat.ca.

Even though we can’t be physically together this year, you can make a real difference from the comfort of your home!

Can you tell us a little bit about the recipe you will be making during the event?

For my Eat to the Beat cooking class, I will be teaching participants how to make my Sour and Spicy Chicken Laab. It’s a dish that comes from northern Thailand and is one of my favourite things to eat. It has beautiful tangy and spicy elements and a bit of smokiness from the toasted rice. It’s also a healthy dish. I use ground chicken in my recipe, and we eat this dish accompanied by a variety of vegetables – cabbage, cucumber, and yard-long beans. I can’t wait to cook this dish with you!

How are your dishes distinctive to the Canadian culinary cuisine?

As a Chef who was born and raised in northern Thailand, I specialize in northern Thai cuisine. So, my food features a lot of big, bold, bright flavours – a balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy flavours that is synonymous to Thai cuisine. We are so lucky as Canadians to have such a diversity of cultures in this country, and I believe one of the best ways to learn about other cultures is through their foods. I love being able to share my culture with other people through my cooking.

How can we join Eat to the Beat and donate to the cause?

You can purchase tickets and donate to the cause at eattothebeat.ca. On Saturday, October 23, attendees will receive a private live stream link to join the online cooking masterclass and a live Q&A session with each chef. You can also follow KitchenAid_CA, eattothebeatccs, and cancersociety for more updates. 

Cook with us from your home kitchen and together, we will create Canada’s biggest kitchen party!

Published by HOLR Magazine.