October 6, 2017

I love beef. Straight, simple, honest ...

I've eaten pretty much the gamut of fish, fowls, bison, buffalo, insects, snakes, jungle critters (big and small), rodents and all the usual farm animals. But for me, beef is in a category by itself. I could eat this daily if it...

September 9, 2017

When the French landed in Vietnam two centuries ago, the first culinary thing they taught the natives was the baguette—without which no Frenchman, missionary or soldier, could have endured Southeast Asia. Miraculously, on its own merit, the baguette survived the demise...

September 8, 2017

One of my earliest and sharpest memories is of food: day-old rice with plain fishsauce. My sister Chi was seven, I was four. Our rogue nanny had run off with the grocery cash and abandoned us with nothing in the pantry. Chi and I sat on the cement kitchen floor and dug...

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