What’s Vietnamese for “Quack”?


So what’s with all the soup lately?  Last week it was Pumpkin Soup and today the blog serves Bun Vit Mang, or Vietnamese duck soup.  A pattern emerges. Why not?  The last two Saturday afternoons (usually my time to create) have been cold and rainy, not the best situation for outdoor fun, but absolutely perfect… Continue reading What’s Vietnamese for “Quack”?

Lose a Country, Gain a Cuisine


You’re looking at a time machine.  One taste, and it was several years ago, when I last visited my all-time favorite Vietnamese restaurant, Minh’s in Arlington, VA.  Their amazing Saigon Summer Rolls have haunted me ever since, so I scoured my cookbooks to find a recipe to match my dreams.  Andrea Nguyen’s Into the Vietnamese Kitchen came closest,… Continue reading Lose a Country, Gain a Cuisine