On Pchum Ben or "Ancestors' Day," Cambodians believe the ghosts of dead relatives return to earth. They are offered Num Om Saum, a sticky rice cake wrapped in banana leaves.
With lok lak steak and lemon butter mushrooms, Cambodian chef Thomas Tan is preserving a culinary heritage lost during the Khmer Rouge genocide.
Weddings are a big deal in Cambodia. In rice-farming villages, people don’t often get to eat five kinds of meat in one sitting or drink until even the most wayward dance moves seem appropriate.