• The Remarkable Rise of Banh Mi

    The Remarkable Rise of Banh Mi

    The "symphony of a sandwich", as Bourdain called it: discover the Vietnamese sandwich in its birthplace, Hoi An, and where to eat the best ones worldwide.

  • A Food Map of Where to Eat What in Vietnam

    A Food Map of Where to Eat What in Vietnam

    A primer on dishes from different locations in Vietnam that will whet the appetite of both visitors and locals.

  • How Many Roux Can You Do?

    How Many Roux Can You Do?

    1:1 ratio of fat to flour, that’s the basic start to a classic roux, a French paste that’s used to thicken numerous sauces, from white sauce to Espagnole.

  • Truffle from A to Z: 26 Things to Know

    Truffle from A to Z: 26 Things to Know

    What is truffle? And where does it come from? 26 interesting facts and figures about the most valued and penetrating odored fungus.

  • Ant’s Egg Rice Cakes, A Tuyên Quang Specialty

    Ant’s Egg Rice Cakes, A Tuyên Quang Specialty

    Bánh nếp nhân trứng kiến, glutinous rice cakes filled with ant eggs, are a specialty of the Tày, an ethnic group that has existed for hundreds of years in the northern province of Tuyên Quang.

  • 15 Different Mushrooms and How to Cook Them

    15 Different Mushrooms and How to Cook Them

    Mushroom season is upon us, the best time of the year for that vegetarian umami goodness we all associate with a delicious hit of fungi flavor.

  • Steamed Dumplings Show Việt Nam’s History

    Steamed Dumplings Show Việt Nam’s History

    Bánh bột lọc is a popular dish in Việt Nam’s north and central regions. These clear dumplings cooked in banana leaves are said to have originated in the former imperial capital city of Huế.

  • 6 Simple Ways to Tenderise Meat

    6 Simple Ways to Tenderise Meat

    Cheaper cuts of meat may be big on flavour but can sometimes be too tough to handle.

  • The Science of Meringue

    The Science of Meringue

    The scientific secrets behind the perfect meringue, from the correct amount of sugar and egg whites, to ideal oven temperature.

  • The Spirit of Việt Nam: Nem Rán and Nem Cuốn

    The Spirit of Việt Nam: Nem Rán and Nem Cuốn

    In Vietnamese cuisine, nem rán (fried spring rolls) and nem cuốn tôm thịt (fresh shrimp and pork rolls) are among the most popular and tasty of the hundreds of local dishes that residents and foreigners alike enjoy.

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