Thai chefs explore cooking with cannabis

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 4:16pm

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Changing drug laws are allowing Thai cooks to experiment with a long-forbidden ingredient: cannabis. Forget weed brownies and getting zonked. For Thai chefs, it’s all about flavor — because as it turns out, cannabis leaves produce a savory umami taste while providing only the mildest buzz. The World's Patrick Winn reports on the umami-cannabis experimentation happening in Thai kitchens.