Tag Archives: Kim Fay

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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Communion, A Culinary Journey through Vietnam: book review

Kim Fay’s Communion, A Culinary Journey through Vietnam, is a book that lives up to its title. The author takes the reader along as she travels Việt Nam from north to south, researching, cooking and tasting along the way. It’s also a … Continue reading

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Book Reviews to Come

I’ve been on a book kick lately. Well, I’m always on a book kick, but this one is culinary. I mostly cook Vietnamese food (my husband won’t have it any other way), but I don’t like to cook the same … Continue reading

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