Archive for June, 2012

Banh Xeo (Savory Vietnamese Crepe)

June 8, 2012 1 comment

Banh Xeo

I’ve finally started cooking the foods I grew up with. For the longest time, I never bothered to learn because my mom took such joy in feeding us. After she passed away, I didn’t have her to advise me. Everyone has a slightly different way of making things (and also a different way they adapted to the products available in a new country) and really, I just wanted to make mom’s version of things. Even my mom’s five sisters had different spins on the same dishes.

Luckily, I have my mom’s recipe notebook. It was always in our kitchen growing up. She loved recording recipes from friends and neighbors and somehow she never ran out of pages: Read more…

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Mussels & Chorizo

June 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Mussels and chorizo

I made this several weeks ago but haven’t had time to note what I did. Mussels are such an easy weekday meal. All I need to do is stop at the seafood market for a few pounds of mussels and the corner market for a crusty loaf of bread. Cleaning them can take a little bit of time if you buy them fresh from the fisherman, but if the mussels are already cleaned, dinner takes less than 15 minutes! Read more…

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