foodinc

Food, Inc. the movie might change how you eat forever. Plus, free book giveaway!

Do you know where your food came from and how it was raised or processed? I certainly don’t and have taken for granted this fundamental question that I should know the answer to. It’s too simple to go to...

chimichurri2web

Chimichurri Sauce: Quintessentially Summer

We love Latin American sauces from tomatillo sauce to spicy Peruvian aji and flavorful chimichurri. For a dinner we hosted, we wanted a simple dip for crustini’s and pita chips that would also double as a sauce for lamb...

market

Where’s your favorite market?

The night market in Taiwan? The markets in Bangkok? Seattle’s Pike’s Market? Santa Monica’s farmer’s market? Your local Whole Foods? Mine is the Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho, in the heart of the Mekong Delta of Vietnam....

nemnuongcuon4web

Nem Nuong Cuon Spring Rolls with Grilled Pork Patties

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I have a sister now serving in Iraq as well as cousins in the military and I know they miss home made Vietnamese food dearly! We send them pho instant noodles when we can but...

leeksweb

Grilled Leeks on a Whim

In our very first post, I mentioned that I’m “de nuoi” or very easy to please/nurture since I can eat something for days and don’t mind left overs. The past two weekends Kim made me com tam suon bi...

bunthitnuong2web

Bun Thit Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Vermicelli)

Another weekend goes by…and again before she leaves, Kim asks what I would like to eat for later in the week? How lucky am I? We had a ton of fresh herbs and vermicelli left over from eating bun...

grilledshrimp2web

Grilled Lemongrass Shrimp Skewers

We had a tough weekend…I forgot my camera batteries and Kim forgot her SD card so all the cooking and eating we did this past weekend went to waste… at least the pictures. And oh yeah, we both survived...

sriracha

Home made Sriracha Style Hot Sauce

Our blog is officially 2 weeks old! We’ve only been reading blogs for the last 6 or 7 months and literally just dove head first into this blogging thing without much planning. So on this occasion, we do want...

bunnemnuong

Bun Nem Nuong (Vermicelli with Grilled Pork Patties)

Earlier in the week I posted my mom’s recipe for nem nuong (grilled pork patties) and presented it as nem nuong sliders and mentioned in passing how versatile this meat dish really is. I don’t think I paid nem...

cubancorn2tn

Cuban/Mexican Grilled Corn

One of our favorite restauraunts while I was training in NYC was a tiny cafe in SOHO called Cafe Habana. Based on the original restaurant in Mexico City, this cafe specializes in home-style Latin food with unique Cuban and...