Airbnb and Top Thailand Chef Ian Kittichai Team Up to Highlight the Importance of Local Cuisine in Authentic Travel Experiences

Airbnb   has teamed up with renowned Thai Chef Ian Kittichai on its latest initiative — Airbnb Kitchens of Asia — which aims to inspire people to have an authentic travel experience through local food. Airbnb hosts and prominent chefs across key markets in Asia Pacific, including Thailand, will be curating a collection of exclusive recipes, allowing travellers to embrace a culture through local gastronomy delights from the comforts of their Airbnb kitchen.

As part of the collaboration, Chef Kittichai has developed three original recipes – all Thai favourites, but with his own creative twist – that can be made using 10 ingredients or less, and are perfect for families or groups of friends who love to cook and eat together when they travel. 60 percent of Thais enjoy trying new activities or experiences, making a group cookout in a fabulous Airbnb listing the perfect recipe for a holiday!

“Naturally, I’m passionate about food and the role it plays in Thai culture, as well as its power to bring people together, no matter where they’re from. That’s why I am so honoured and delighted to partner with Airbnb on this project, helping more people experience authentic Thai life in the best possible way – through their stomachs!

“I’m a huge Airbnb fan, having stayed in Airbnb listings in France and London, and have seen firsthand the range of well-equipped and beautiful kitchens available that make me feel like I’m cooking in my very own home.” 

Ian Kittichai, Chef