• Food Markets,  Restaurants,  Travel

    Food in Saigon Vietnam-Day 11

    Day 11-Saigon Cholon Market is the largest indoor market in the Chinatown area of Saigon. We went there with our friend Lori and some local young people she’d been put in contact with before we arrived. We thought this would be similar…

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    Food in Saigon Vietnam-Day 10

    Day 10-Saigon Thanh Binh (140 Le Thanh Ton) is in a narrow storefront room,  opposite the market, brightly lit with fluorescent lights and filled with formica tables. But we’re not here for the decor, we’re here for the food. We order goi…

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    Food in Hanoi Vietnam- Day 3

    Hanoi, July 6, 2009 Hang Be Market; clockwise-crabs tied up with rope, vegetables, unrefrigerated meat, grubs (still moving). It only took me 3 days, but I finally found the food market. After yesterday’s disappointment, I asked at the hotel’s front…

  • Food Markets,  How to/ Basics,  Recipes

    How to Make a Basic Vinaigrette

    Saturday mornings there’s a decent-sized Farmer’s Market in Pasadena, CA. It’s been a while since I’ve been there, but I went this past weekend. I have to say it puts my local market (which is barely one step above mini swap meet)…

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    San Francisco Ferry Building Farmer’s Market

    This past week we visited San Francisco.The first place we head after dropping our bags at the hotel is the weekly Saturday Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building. http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/ The weather is glorious, sunny and almost hot. There are dozens…