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Featured Cuisine:An Introduction to Cooking Vietnamese

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Brought to you by: Mich

I grew up eating Vietnamese food so my preferences are very much biased, but it is my favorite cuisine. There is such a variety of flavors, textures, styles. There are three main regions dividing the cuisine of Vietnam. Northern Vietnam is more traditional and is the birthplace of one of the more well-known Vietnamese dishes, phở. Central Vietnam is not too familiar to me except for the city of Huế where you will find my favorite soup, bún bò Huế. Finally, there is the South where you'll find a greater variety of ingredients and spices, more use of ingredients such as curry powder and coconut milk. Who knows why I'm even mentioning these regional distinctions because I don't know where every dish comes from.

I am by far not an expert. While I did absorb some things watching my family cook when I was young, I did not develop much interest in cooking until my college years and only started cooking Vietnamese food when I realized that living away from home, if I wanted to eat the foods I love, I needed to cook them myself. Over the years I've become comfortable with making a good number of dishes but I'm still figuring out the right balance for others. Any other Vietnamese cooks here, please chime in and share.

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So visit the Cooking Vietnamese and Mich will help you discover the basics of this fantastic cuisine. She introduces you to common ingredients, sauces and methods as well as a number of recipes from this fantastic flavourful cuisine.

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