I’m Jakob, the spice vagrant. I’m a cook, writer, and explorer. In 2016 I opened Aep, a Thai restaurant in Kansas City, after many years obsession with Thai food. I made the difficult decision to close the doors though so I could focus more on traveling and writing throughout the regions I adore. I have roots in a small family-owned Thai restaurant as a kid but have also worked at some of the great fine dining institutions. I am always searching to stay inspired. Catch me on my Triumph motorcycle at home and riding other bikes abroad . Paradise is best seen at high speeds!