Meet Dwight (aka Bangkok Fatty), A Top Food Blogger in Bangkok
“Dwight Turner is a man who wears many hats. Not only is he a familiar face in Thailand’s culinary scene (yes, he’s the man behind bkkfatty.com and contributes to eatingthaifood.com), but he also spearheads In Search of Sanuk, a charity that provides food, shelter, and educational support to survivors of torture and trauma. “ – The Bangkok Post
“Top 10 Bangkok Foodies on Instagram to Follow” – Lifestyle Asia Magazine
“Loads of photos make for a delicious visual element while a wily, irreverent tone keeps you hanging on for another post.” – Travelfish
“We love Dwight’s passion for good food, as well as his amazing food ventures – he’s the brains behind The Courageous Kitchen, a cooking school for disadvantaged kids!” – Bangkok Adventures
Dwight is one of Bangkok’s top English language food and restaurant bloggers. He’s an American who speaks and reads Thai, but in addition to being knowledgeable about Thai food, Dwight also keeps his finger on the pulse of the ever changing western food trends in Bangkok. Read the brief interview below to find out a little more about his background. For freelance writing inquires, advertising opportunities, or brands looking to connect see the media page.
Didju eat yet? If not, grab a snack and get comfortable on my personal food blog.
This casual diary is my place to write anything food related, so if you’re looking for something more official check out Eating Thai Food.
I’ve started and stopped blogging a few times and the latest reincarnation of the blog is a work in progress. The eating, however, has never abated so there’s plenty to share if I can make time for it all.
Let’s chat about food in Bangkok and elsewhere.
About Bangkok Fatty – Twenty Questions
Do you have a weight problem? No, but don’t hold that against me. Everyone has to have something to aspire to. Anyway this blog is about overweight plates, not people!
What do you do? Are you some kind of professional eater? I wish. Actually, I coordinate social media campaigns for companies. Many of them are restaurants or food related, but there’s a few that are in different industries. So basically I’m so busy updating everyone else’s blog, facebook, and twitter I barely have time for mine.
So what do you know about food? Nothing. Actually I need this blog more than you, it’s where I vent crazy ideas and obsess about my latest discoveries. Reading is optional.
But you at least have your opinions about food, right? Yes and really everyone should be opinionated. Tell people what you like to eat, just don’t tell people HOW they should eat. That shit is not just annoying, it’s how friendships are ruined and how murders are premeditated during dinner.
What’s your earliest food memory? That’s easy, breast milk… kidding… kinda. Let’s say it was being in the kitchen while my aunts were making cakes and licking the icing off the pans. Also waking up in the middle of the night to raid the cookie jar, going back to sleep, and denying EVERYTHING to my parents, who didn’t appreciate me lying with oreo residue all over my face, teeth, and pillow.
Any other crazy food experiences? Uhhh, just growing up in the south (southern US) and lots of time in restaurants. I worked at a Thai restaurant and later at a Laotian place. Kinda wish I started writing about food back then. I also ate more than my share of traditional and hard to find Thai food when I was teaching on the Thai royal family’s palace grounds.
Don’t you organize some sort of food event too? Yup, almost forgot. I’m the main organizer of Big Bite Bangkok, a semi annual charity food festival.
Will you take me on a food tour? Probably not. I don’t like money or people nearly as much as I like food. Plus, there’s already professional companies or you can even do some street food touring through Eating Thai food. If you really love food and think we’d get along (so well we might not bother talking during meals), tweet @bkkfatty and I’ll think about it.
Where can I find more info about you? There’s no bio here because I hate writing them. If you’re really curious, shoot me a message or read the one on Eating Thai Food.
Who are all the kids in your photos? In addition to feeding my face, I make sure a lot of people who wouldn’t have food otherwise are fed and cared for through my charity project, In Search of Sanuk. Cooking and eating are my favorite things to do with the kids in the families we help and we recently started The Courageous Kitchen Project to help some of the kids we work with gain confidence in the kitchen.
Wait, that’s only ten questions, where are you going?! I’ve gotta get a snack. BRB.