According the news reports, the former PM Samak Sundaravej hosted the popular TV show on cooking
" Tasting and Complaining " for seven years before becoming Prime Minister. He is a self proclaimed food enthusiast.
Thailand's politics is on the boil since past a few years when Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted from the office in September 2006 by the Army Junta in a coup over the charges of corruption and abuse of power.
Further Reading :
1. Full Story
2. Politics of Thailand
3. The Economist Report on Thailand