Cooking with Poo

Posted on May 18th, by Liam in AppBooks, Blog, Digital Books, eBooks. Comments Off on Cooking with Poo

Cooking with Poo

Cooking with Poo by Saiyuud Diwong (aka Poo – Thai for crab and a ‘nickname’) and published by Urban Neighbours of Hope is a fixed-layout iBook available for the iPad and iPhone.

It includes many of her delicious Thai recipes, glossy pictures and wonderful stories about her neighbours and the Klong Toey community.

The original print edition is available from

By purchasing this book you will be assisting Poo and the Helping Hands team support and fight against the cycle of poverty faced by so many men, women and children living in Klong Toey.

Book information from Urban Neighbours of Hope

Many travellers are looking for that special non-touristy travel experience — a taste of real life rather than a contrived tourist spot. ‘Cooking with Poo’ is exactly that — a chance to see another, very real side of Thailand and its people. It is not just a great cooking adventure, it is also a way to help this wonderful lady as she in turn helps herself and her community. A real feel good story — now captured in this book!

When the idea of writing this book was first suggested we could only hope that this could be a possibility one day in the future. Shortly after this it became really clear that Poo (Saiyuud Diwong) was not just a great cook and a fun loving personality, but also a gifted mentor and trainer. (She has helped 3 other small businesses start, and mentored those neighbours in an empowering way to help them maximize their businesses.) We started to dream about the possibility of using the very successful cooking school as a way of training and developing more men and women from the Klong Toey slum community. Thanks to the amazing support and hard work of many people this dream has become a reality. The hope is that Poo will earn her income from the successful sales of this book, and therefore be not as reliant on income from her cooking school, the result being the opportunity to train others and help them develop meaningful employment. By purchasing this book you are part of this exciting adventure – changing the world one life at a time.

Urban Neighbours of Hope is honoured to know Poo, and to be able to support her in this initiative. We have the immense privilege to share in her journey as she changes her world and that of those around her.

Cooking with Poo wins the Diagram Prize

Cooking with Poo won The Bookseller‘s coveted Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year award at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Read more…



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