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A wonderful old-fashioned food (OK, it’s an oldways food) is in markets right now, making its annual month-long appearance. It’s Fiddlehead Ferns, an...
Italy produces a vast abundance of unique, deliziosa foods, which is why food aficionados regularly swarm to local restaurantsserving Italian cucina...
It’s almost Cinco de Mayo! Feeling festive? It’s almost Cinco de Mayo! Feeling festive? Humor me for a second and answer this little quiz: 1.) For...
As befits a nation with an educated populace hurtling towards a 21 st Century lifestyle, Vietnam has a prosperous and expanding middle class, well...
Most mornings I had breakfast at my regular table on the edge of the Saigon River, shaded from the blazing sun by rows of coconut palm trees and an...
Meet Sadie, the newest member of the Oldways family. Sadly, we had to say good bye to Carla the Oldways Dog at the end of March. I found my office was...
A cup of tea is a more significant event in Vietnam than a cup of coffee is in the US. Its rituals are richer, its varieties more plentiful, its tastes...
Hello from Virginia! We’re almost all done with the Whole Grains Conference 2009, and everything has gone so fantastically (except the lack of...
Looking for dinner, we took a taxi, carrying our sugar cane juice in a bag, and went to a nearby neighborhood and its large Buddhist center, with a...
This is a local fruit market (quelle surprise!) in Thao Dien, a district across the Saigon River from Ho Chi Minh City but still very much in the...
The bride and groom – in full wedding ceremony regalia – and the bride’s little sister, are leaving the grand old cavernous Post Office in Ho Chi Minh...

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