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I enjoy creating original wine-pairing recipes that are healthful and delicious. I work for Touring & Tasting a Santa Barbara based wine club and national magazine as Food Editor. However, I am not paid for this blog and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own. I received my Personal Chef Skills Competency Award from the SBCC's School Of Culinary Arts. In 2012, I started Inside Wine - Santa Barbara with pal Lila Brown which features wine tastings with winery owners and winemakers. I also serve on the Board of the Santa Barbara Culinary Arts group, which had Julia Child as one of the founding members and funds scholarships for SBCC culinary students in her name.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ran-Tong (Save and Rescue Elephant Centre) Chaing Mai

What does it look like from the top of a Thai elephant?
We made sure to ride elephants at a facility where they treat their animals well--no hooks, pins, heavy chains or mistreatment. The elephants are rescued from labor camps (mostly logging) and the riding is done to generate income to feed the elephant. One elephant can eat up to 700 pounds of food a day!

The Patara Elephant Farm and Rescue Center is in Chaing Mai, Thailand.