Posts tagged fish sauce
Bun Thit Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Vermicelli)

There are two givens in the tiny northern Arizona town where I live: it is windy (always, every year, without fail) from March until June, and you learn to cook with what you can find at the one (one!) grocery store in town.

This means your hair is always a mess, and you learn to live with the fact that you can't always get what you want (thanks, Rolling Stones). I blog often about the difficulties I face sourcing specific ingredients in this one-horse town, and my patience was tested again recently when I tried to hunt down flank steak for the cold Vietnamese rice noodle salad, bun

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Hot Joy! Crab-Fat Caramel Wings

I recently admitted publicly (via social channels) that the one thing I like about football season is guilt-free chicken-wing consumption. It's all in the name of research, see? It's the one time of year I feel truly competitive - something I'm not normally which is why I was always the last one picked on any team. Scouring chicken wing recipes, I wonder if it's possible to out-do the chicken wings I just had?

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