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Corinne Trang on Vietnamese Pho, Noodles Every Day, and Life

Corinne Trang on Vietnamese Pho, Noodles Every Day, and Life

September 10, 2009

Corinne Trang is a prolific cookbook author and Asian cuisines and culinary expert. Her latest book, Noodles Every Day, is my kind of book. I love anything slurpable, pho or otherwise. So now that her new book is out, I am excited to have an opportunity for a Q&A with Corinne Trang. I got her to do a noodle face-off between pho and other noodles, and talk about finding one’s roots, writing books, teaching others, making food and living life.

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Pho in the Philippines: Have Filipinos Taken to the Pho Phenomenon?

September 5, 2009

Vietnamese pho is, without argument, the most well-known noodle dish from Vietnam. Pho noodle has swept all across the world, making those who tasted it so enamored with the dish that they always want more. So how is Vietnamese pho doing in the Philippines, a mere 1000 or so miles east of Saigon? Are Filipinos as taken in by pho as, say, the Americans and the Australians?

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A Conversation With Viet Culinary Author and Teacher Andrea Nguyen

August 28, 2009

Andrea Nguyen is a celebrated food writer and teacher with a unique ability to interpret traditional Asian cooking styles for modern cooks. Andrea’s first book, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, received three prestigious James Beard and IACP cookbook award nominations. Her new cookbook, Asian Dumplings, hits the shelves on August 25th, 2009. I was happy and honored that Andrea Nguyen agreed to an interview. Read about my interview with Andrea, what makes her tick, plus her views on the state of Vietnamese pho.

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Diana My Tran and Her Recipes – Exotic Vietnam Meets the Fast-Paced West

July 23, 2009

Diana My Tran is not a professional chef, but she has become a favorite author in Vietnamese cooking. She succeeds in simplifying the many exotic and sometime complex recipes for her readers, at the same time maintaining authenticity of Viet cuisine, pho included.

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An Interview with Chef Didier Corlou on Vietnamese Pho and Cuisine

June 29, 2009

Chef Didier Corlou is one of the culinary authorities on Vietnamese pho and cuisine. He’s been in Vietnam since 1991 playing a vital role in developing and promoting Vietnamese cuisine to a new level. Here’s an in-depth interview with “Le Chef” Corlou on various aspects of Viet pho, from his own thoughts on how to cook pho, to pho franchise, to even pairing wine with pho!

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Pho 24 Coming to the States to Take on U.S. Competition Head-On

June 16, 2009

Saigon-based pho franchise Pho 24 is planning to come west to the U.S., with plans calling for a number of Pho 24 restaurants to open in key American markets, bringing the most authentic Vietnamese cuisine to the American sophisticated palates. I must admit that given the chance to taste something authentically close to what’s available in Vietnam, without actually going there, that’s gotta be pretty cool.

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Pho Empire Noodle & Grill – Franchising the Vietnamese Cuisine

May 30, 2009

Pho Empire, a pho noodle restaurant and franchise, is located in Arlington and Irving, Texas. Pho Empire offers the pho noodle that people have come to love, with other regular Viet fare, such as various rice meals, rice vermicelli and other noodle dishes, and vegetarian selections. While franchising can be profitable, having to many selections may hinder management and growth, even survival, of the franchise.

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Corinne Trang – The Julia Child of Asian Cooking

April 28, 2009

Corinne Trang on Vietnamese pho: the success of pho lies in the quality of the stock, and the quality of the stock depends on the techniques and ingredients used in making them. Three hours is what you need for a great pho stock. Although not considered an expert in pho, Corinne Trang is very knowledgeable in all foods Asian and Asian noodles. With the French connection in her background, pho is only a natural step away.

Read more →
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Chef Didier Corlou, A Passion for Pho and Vietnamese Cuisine

April 9, 2009

Pho and Vietnamese Cuisine – Chef Didier Corlou is a well-known, highly credible, and well-recognized authority when it comes to Vietnamese pho. His pho recipe is probably one of the best-tasting recipes you will find on the web.

Read more →
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The History and Evolution of Pho: A Hundred Years’ Journey

April 8, 2009

A fascinating and definitive discussion of history and evolution of Vietnamese pho. The history of pho spans over a hundred years, from unification of Vietnam under French rule in 1887, to North and South Vietnam separation in 1954, and the Fall of Saigon in 1975 and beyond.

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Corinne Trang on Vietnamese Pho, Noodles Every Day, and Life

Corinne Trang on Vietnamese Pho, Noodles Every Day, and Life

September 10, 2009

Corinne Trang is a prolific cookbook author and Asian cuisines and culinary expert. Her latest book, Noodles Every Day, is my kind of book. I love anything slurpable, pho or otherwise. So now that her new book is out, I am excited to have an opportunity for a Q&A with Corinne Trang. I got her to do a noodle face-off between pho and other noodles, and talk about finding one’s roots, writing books, teaching others, making food and living life.

Read more →
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Pho in the Philippines: Have Filipinos Taken to the Pho Phenomenon?

September 5, 2009

Vietnamese pho is, without argument, the most well-known noodle dish from Vietnam. Pho noodle has swept all across the world, making those who tasted it so enamored with the dish that they always want more. So how is Vietnamese pho doing in the Philippines, a mere 1000 or so miles east of Saigon? Are Filipinos as taken in by pho as, say, the Americans and the Australians?

Read more →
Thumbnail image for A Conversation With Viet Culinary Author and Teacher Andrea Nguyen

A Conversation With Viet Culinary Author and Teacher Andrea Nguyen

August 28, 2009

Andrea Nguyen is a celebrated food writer and teacher with a unique ability to interpret traditional Asian cooking styles for modern cooks. Andrea’s first book, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, received three prestigious James Beard and IACP cookbook award nominations. Her new cookbook, Asian Dumplings, hits the shelves on August 25th, 2009. I was happy and honored that Andrea Nguyen agreed to an interview. Read about my interview with Andrea, what makes her tick, plus her views on the state of Vietnamese pho.

Read more →
Thumbnail image for Diana My Tran and Her Recipes – Exotic Vietnam Meets the Fast-Paced West

Diana My Tran and Her Recipes – Exotic Vietnam Meets the Fast-Paced West

July 23, 2009

Diana My Tran is not a professional chef, but she has become a favorite author in Vietnamese cooking. She succeeds in simplifying the many exotic and sometime complex recipes for her readers, at the same time maintaining authenticity of Viet cuisine, pho included.

Read more →
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An Interview with Chef Didier Corlou on Vietnamese Pho and Cuisine

June 29, 2009

Chef Didier Corlou is one of the culinary authorities on Vietnamese pho and cuisine. He’s been in Vietnam since 1991 playing a vital role in developing and promoting Vietnamese cuisine to a new level. Here’s an in-depth interview with “Le Chef” Corlou on various aspects of Viet pho, from his own thoughts on how to cook pho, to pho franchise, to even pairing wine with pho!

Read more →
Thumbnail image for Pho 24 Coming to the States to Take on U.S. Competition Head-On

Pho 24 Coming to the States to Take on U.S. Competition Head-On

June 16, 2009

Saigon-based pho franchise Pho 24 is planning to come west to the U.S., with plans calling for a number of Pho 24 restaurants to open in key American markets, bringing the most authentic Vietnamese cuisine to the American sophisticated palates. I must admit that given the chance to taste something authentically close to what’s available in Vietnam, without actually going there, that’s gotta be pretty cool.

Read more →
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Pho Empire Noodle & Grill – Franchising the Vietnamese Cuisine

May 30, 2009

Pho Empire, a pho noodle restaurant and franchise, is located in Arlington and Irving, Texas. Pho Empire offers the pho noodle that people have come to love, with other regular Viet fare, such as various rice meals, rice vermicelli and other noodle dishes, and vegetarian selections. While franchising can be profitable, having to many selections may hinder management and growth, even survival, of the franchise.

Read more →
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Corinne Trang – The Julia Child of Asian Cooking

April 28, 2009

Corinne Trang on Vietnamese pho: the success of pho lies in the quality of the stock, and the quality of the stock depends on the techniques and ingredients used in making them. Three hours is what you need for a great pho stock. Although not considered an expert in pho, Corinne Trang is very knowledgeable in all foods Asian and Asian noodles. With the French connection in her background, pho is only a natural step away.

Read more →
Thumbnail image for Chef Didier Corlou, A Passion for Pho and Vietnamese Cuisine

Chef Didier Corlou, A Passion for Pho and Vietnamese Cuisine

April 9, 2009

Pho and Vietnamese Cuisine – Chef Didier Corlou is a well-known, highly credible, and well-recognized authority when it comes to Vietnamese pho. His pho recipe is probably one of the best-tasting recipes you will find on the web.

Read more →
Thumbnail image for The History and Evolution of Pho: A Hundred Years’ Journey

The History and Evolution of Pho: A Hundred Years’ Journey

April 8, 2009

A fascinating and definitive discussion of history and evolution of Vietnamese pho. The history of pho spans over a hundred years, from unification of Vietnam under French rule in 1887, to North and South Vietnam separation in 1954, and the Fall of Saigon in 1975 and beyond.

Read more →