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Market Shopping in Vietnam

By Salvador Mollys | February 6, 2008

Anne Parker updates us from Vietnam.I’d like to share with you where I do my food shopping. The market is divided up into sections. Each area sells pretty much the same thing: all the veggies are together, the fish is right next to the river, and the meats are just up a few steps.There is…

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Cao Lau

By Salvador Mollys | February 6, 2008

Anne Parker updates us from Vietnam. There is a market where I get a bowl of cao lau, a specialty of Hoi An, which you wont find it in other parts of Vietnam, because the water used in the preparation comes from a well that dates back to Cham times. The woman puts thick flat…

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Papa Rellena

By Salvador Mollys | January 21, 2008

The Wilson Family shares their recipe for Papa Rellena! Papa Rellena (Stuffed Potato) : Ingredients4 cups mashed potatoes1 cup flour1 egg1 lb. ground beef½ cup onion, finely chopped1 garlic clove, finely chopped3 boiled eggs, chopped5 pitted, chopped black olivessalt and pepper to tasteOil for frying DirectionsMix together the cooled potatoes, flour, and egg. Saute the…

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A Taste of Cusco, Peru

By Salvador Mollys | January 21, 2008

Salvador Molly’s Owner, Rick Sadle, is traveling the world with his wife Halle and a historical preservation group. Enjoy his blogs and travel the world with him without leaving home! We woke up at four a.m. for our flight to Lima. The Boeing B757 Monarch jet is a far cry from our economy continental seats…

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The Food Scene in Bangkok, Thailand

By Salvador Mollys | January 21, 2008

Emily Trenholm updates us from Bangkok, Thailand. We have eaten some incredible food in our time in Bangkok and Cambodia. Much of the restaurants serve Thai food; many of the dishes are curries or stir fries, incorporating coconut milk, chilies, and fresh herbs. The Khmer cuisine of Cambodia uses some of the same ingredients but…

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The Food Scene in Bangkok Part 1 Emily Trenholm

By Salvador Mollys | January 21, 2008

Emily Trenholm updates us from Bangkok, Thailand.Bangkok seems to be a city where eating is the number-one occupation (followed closely by shopping). Every square inch of sidewalk in our neighborhood (and most others) is given over to food preparation and sale – from single stands selling pineapple or baked goods to entire block-long enterprises. These…

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Holidays in San Jose de Secce, Peru

By Salvador Mollys | January 7, 2008

Beth Williams and her research partner, Jessica Arendal, are currently working for the American non-profit Primary Cares in rural Peru. In Peru, Primary Cares is focused on finding sustainable ways to improve maternal health in the region of Ayacucho. Beth and Jessica are completing the initial community assessment of this region so that Primary Cares…

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Moosetard Mustards from Fairbanks, Alaska

By Salvador Mollys | December 18, 2007

Rick Sadle updates us from Fairbanks, Alaska. One of my favorite new condiments in my refrigerator are several flavored mustards from Fairbanks Alaska. When my family went to Alaska last summer, we met a charming young woman named Kasha who used to make mustard for her friends from an old family recipe. She flavored them…

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