Bobby Chinn's Love Affair With Fish Sauce | Carolyn O'Donnell

He's cooked for Bill Clinton and Bob Dylan, but celebrity chef Bobby Chinn is probably best known as the lively presenter of World Cafe Asia, and is one of very few who could keep an audience hanging on every word during a monologue about fish sauce.

Even in tropical paradise thoughts turn to food, and a Chinn cooking demonstration promised to be diverting entertainment along with serving up some useful culinary tips. As a bonus, this one took place overlooking the northwestern coast of the Thai island of Phuket, at Trisara, a beachfront villa resort where almost every crevice has a view of the Andaman sea.

An enthusiastic fellow, Bobby pretty much talks non-stop, most of it