Stick a Fork in Thailand’s PM, He’s Done

The job of TV chef was just another colorful entry on the résumé of Thailand’s prime minister, Samak Sundaravej, whom we’ve written about before on this blog. But by revisiting his on-air glory days while serving as PM, Mr. Samak “cooked his own goose,” reports the Christian Science Monitor:

On Tuesday, the Constitutional Court ruled that Samak had broken the law by hosting the TV shows while in office and ordered him to quit, adding a fresh batch of uncertainty to Thailand’s spicy politics.

If nothing else, it sounds as though his approach to cuisine might win him a spot on the Thai equivalent of the Food Network:

Samak’s take on Bangkok’s famed street food—a dizzying spread of curries, salads, soups, and meat dishes—didn’t meet everyone’s taste. Foodies sniffed that his slapdash recipes offered little new and that their originator was too sure of himself yet didn’t teach the audience much.

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