During the reign of King Rama V, anything to do with cooking or the kitchen was firmly in the woman’s domain, with few men interested, or able to cook. Yet, one man had a passion for cooking, going so far as to translate western receipes, totalling 325 recipes fro French and English into Thai. That man was also often seen in the kitchen, cooking, experimenting and by all accounts was one of our nation’s first prolific foodies. That man was King Rama V himself. One of his favourite dishes is the classic French comfort dish, pot au feu which His Majesty used to cook himself in the royal kitchens, often called Puppy Soup due to his penchant of feeding his puppies with its leftovers.