Archive | March 13, 2012

Vietnam Street Markets versus American Markets

My recent foray into the street market scene inspired my latest piece for Tuoi Tre Newspaper. http://tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/city-diary/vietnam-street-markets-versus-american-markets-1.64714 If the link doesn’t work, here is the text: One of the latest food trends gaining popularity in the United States is the “green market.”  Usually just once a week and for only a few hours in the […]

Baking Pizza in Vietnam – 87 of 365

Kitchen ovens are virtually nonexistent in Saigon and all points south.  Even in northern Vietnam they prove a hit or miss proposition found only in more upscale living quarters.   Indeed, one of these elusive heat boxes occupied a corner of my Hanoi apartment’s tiny kitchen and I will admit 18 months of living there never gave occasion to learn […]