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. 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 […]