Quips & Anecdotes - Month-Long Vietnam Food Tour

First of all, Happy Independence Day to you all! My apologies for not putting up any recipes or anything related to the 4th of July today but I just wanted to let you all know that for the next few weeks, I will be in Vietnam with my family visiting the remaining family members I have back there. I haven't been to Vietnam since I was 6 years old so it will be an interesting experience. I'm going to attempt to turn it into a "food tour" as we go from city to city, documenting what I eat and taking pictures while writing in a notebook (not taking my laptop with me) about what everything tastes like. It's a great thing that I love Vietnamese food. My older brother and I have also decided that we want to try some wacky dishes out when we get there such as snake!

However, do not fret that this blog will be left old and without updates while I'm gone! Earlier in June, I had posted a Facebook status asking people to post questions they had about food for a project I am doing on the blog. I've taken most of those questions to help me formulate blog material. For the next 26 days, I will be running an "A-Z" series in the "Origins and Information" category covering lots of information about foods so keep checking back every day to see what new things you can learn.

  • Aioli
  • Butterscotch
  • Creams
  • Dim Sum
  • Eggs
  • Frozen foods
  • Ganache
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Imitation Crab
  • Jerk 
  • Kosher
  • Leavening
  • Milk
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Prosciutto
  • Quinoa
  • Reductions
  • Sushi
  • Tapioca
  • Umami
  • Veal
  • Wasabi
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Yeast
  • Zest

If the series is a success, I can definitely do another sometime in the future. As for now, I'm off until July 29th with my new hairdo that should help me withstand the tropical weather. Farewell and have a fantastic month of July!