Tag Archives: Andrea Nguyen

N is for Nghệ / Turmeric

“After women give birth,” my Vietnamese mother-in-law explained, “they get coldness. Turmeric heats the body and protects against colds or flu. Also,” she said, “turmeric makes the skin soft and beautiful again. Any woman who just had a baby should apply a turmeric … Continue reading

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B is for buns: bánh bao

Bánh bao is the Vietnamese version of the fluffy, steamed filled bun so popular in Asian cultures (and Western ones too!) A fresh steamed bun is a delight. I made these ones a few weeks ago. From Chinese bāozi and Pinoy … Continue reading

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A is for Annatto Seeds

Big A, little a, what begins with A? According to Dr. Seuss’s ABC, “Aunt Annie’s alligator …. A . . a . . A” I used to read that book to my nieces when they were little. We all still … Continue reading

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