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Primer on Vietnamese Herbs

alkapal Mar 17, 2009 06:03 AM

i discovered this very informative food blog, "viet world kitchen," and it is filled with recipes, eating etiquette, encyclopedic information about many ingredients and techniques. (thanks, sweth!).

this primer on herbs commonly used in the vietnamese kitchen is excellent: http://vietworldkitchen.typepad.com/blog/vietnamese-herb-primer.html#using

the site also may help you understand the flavors in the mysterious delicious condiments on the table, for dipping or pho.
http://vietworldkitchen.typepad.com/blog/2007/10/homemade-chili-.html
http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/...

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  1. luckyfatima Mar 17, 2009 11:20 AM

    Great site. I had never explored the herb page. Thanks for the links!!!

    1. meatn3 Mar 17, 2009 10:15 PM

      Her cook books are wonderful too!

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      1. re: meatn3
        alkapal Mar 18, 2009 06:09 AM

        Yes, i noticed these awards for the book:

        James Beard Foundation
        Award of Excellence

        2007 Finalist
        Best Asian Cookbook
        International Association of Culinary Professionals

        2007 Finalist Julia Child
        Best First Book

        2007 Finalist
        Best International Cookbook
        ~~~~~~
        do i need another cookbook? i just might......

      2. chicaraleigh Mar 18, 2009 12:29 AM

        alkapal - thanks again for another informative and chow inspiring post!

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        1. re: chicaraleigh
          alkapal Mar 18, 2009 06:10 AM

          you're welcome, chica! i am happy to pass on good finds!

        2. alkapal Mar 21, 2009 07:11 AM

          i like this seed company's site to look at lots of asian veggies and herbs. it's fun to play around on this site, and dream of a summer garden where you can go out, pick your herbs, and make a beautiful fresh summer salad! i can't wait! http://www.kitazawaseed.com/seeds_vie...

          1. alkapal Jan 1, 2012 02:52 AM

            asian veggie glossary http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/agriculture...

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