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<h2>Featured Cuisine:[[Pilipino Pood|Filipino Food Extravaganza]]</h2>
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<h2>Featured Cuisine:[[Cooking Vietnamese|An introduction to cooking Vietnamese]]</h2>
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It seems that Filipino food is really coming into popularity these days. I remember growing up and having to be slightly apologetic about the food, mentioning oxtails, tripe, tongue, blood stew, and duck fetuses don't exactly whet the palate of your average American. Well with people like Chris Cosentino and others fighting the good fight in snout-to-tail eating, and the recent episode of 24 hr Restaurant Battle featuring a Filipino restaurant ( that won with a menu serving oxtail, tripe, and lengua ), and even Tony Bourdain's proclamation that Filipino Lechon is the best pig in the world, perhaps Filipino food will be the next food trend.
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I grew up eating Vietnamese food so my preferences are very much biased, but it is my favorite cuisine. There is such a variety of flavors, textures, styles. There are three main regions dividing the cuisine of Vietnam. Northern Vietnam is more traditional and is the birthplace of one of the more well-known Vietnamese dishes, phở. Central Vietnam is not too familiar to me except for the city of Huế where you will find my favorite soup, bún bò Huế. Finally, there is the South where you'll find a greater variety of ingredients and spices, more use of ingredients such as curry powder and coconut milk. Who knows why I'm even mentioning these regional distinctions because I don't know where every dish comes from.
  
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I am by far not an expert. While I did absorb some things watching my family cook when I was young, I did not develop much interest in cooking until my college years and only started cooking Vietnamese food when I realized that living away from home, if I wanted to eat the foods I love, I needed to cook them myself. Over the years I've become comfortable with making a good number of dishes but I'm still figuring out the right balance for others. Any other Vietnamese cooks here, please chime in and share.
  
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When you visit the [[Pilipino Pood|Filipino Food Page]] [[:category:Gravity84's Recipes|Gravity84]] walks you through the basics of Filipino cooking. He introduces you to common Filipino ingredients, sauces and methods as well as a number of recipes from this fantastic flavourful cuisine.
 
  
What are you waiting for? Dive in and [[Pilipino Pood|READ MORE]]
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So visit the [[Cooking Vietnamese]] and [[:category:Mich's Recipes|Mich]] will help you discover the basics of this fantastic cuisine. She introduces you to common ingredients, sauces and methods as well as a number of recipes from this fantastic flavourful cuisine.
  
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What are you waiting for? Dive in and [[Cooking Vietnamese|READ MORE]]
  
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File:Adobo.jpg|[[Basic Chicken Adobo]] : Eternal Filipino Classic
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File:phoeatit.jpg|[[Beef Noodle Soup - Pho (Phở bò)]]
File:Pancit.jpg|[[Pancit Bihon]] : Stir fried thin noodles
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File:BanhMiSandwich.jpg|[[Bahn Mi (Vietnamese Sandwiches)]]
File:Arroz.jpg|[[Arroz Caldo]] : Rice Porridge with Chicken
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File:Cakho.jpg|[[Vietnamese Braise in Caramel Sauce (Thịt kho)]]
File:Pata.jpg|[[Crispy Pata]] : Braised and Deep Fried Pork
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File:Lemongrassbeef.jpg|[[Lemongrass Beef Noodle Bowl (Bún Bò Xào)]]
File:Champorado.jpg|[[Champorado]] : Chocolate Rice Porridge
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File:chagio.jpg|[[Vietnamese Crispy Spring Rolls (Chả gio)]]
File:Tocino.jpg|[[Tocino]] : Cured Sweet Pork
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File:Bananabreadpudding.png|[[Banana Bread Pudding (Bánh chuối nướng)|Banana Bread Pudding (Bánh chuối nướng) by Sjurygg]]
 
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Previous Features: [[Doro Wat (Spicy Ethiopian Chicken Stew)]] - [[Beef and Red Onion Chirashi Zushi ]] - [[Home Baked Char Siu Bao (Hum Bao) ]] - [[Great and Glorious Guide to Cheese, Pinnacle of Western Gastronomy|Great and Glorious Guide to Cheese]] - [[Fresh Pumpkin Gnocchi, Fall Salad with Pepitas, Pumpkin Mousse|Fresh Pumpkin Gnocchi+]] - [[Gyoza by GodsMullet|Gyoza]] - [[Tiramisu]] - [[What to do if nuclear winter comes and all that's left to eat are avocados|Pork loin and avocado molcajete]] - [[Greek Inspired Four Cheese Calzones|Four Cheese Calzones]] - [[Carne Asada and Guacamole]] - [[Chocolate Chip Raspberry Ripple Icecream Sandwich Cookies|Rasp-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookies]] - [[Turducken]] - [[Chili]] - [[Pad Thai]] - [[Chipotle Pesto Pasta]] - [[Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing]] - [[Baked Ziti]] - [[Millionaire's Shortbread]]  
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Previous Features: [[Pilipino Pood]] - [[Doro Wat (Spicy Ethiopian Chicken Stew)]] - [[Beef and Red Onion Chirashi Zushi ]] - [[Home Baked Char Siu Bao (Hum Bao) ]] - [[Great and Glorious Guide to Cheese, Pinnacle of Western Gastronomy|Great and Glorious Guide to Cheese]] - [[Fresh Pumpkin Gnocchi, Fall Salad with Pepitas, Pumpkin Mousse|Fresh Pumpkin Gnocchi+]] - [[Gyoza by GodsMullet|Gyoza]] - [[Tiramisu]] - [[What to do if nuclear winter comes and all that's left to eat are avocados|Pork loin and avocado molcajete]] - [[Greek Inspired Four Cheese Calzones|Four Cheese Calzones]] - [[Carne Asada and Guacamole]] - [[Chocolate Chip Raspberry Ripple Icecream Sandwich Cookies|Rasp-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookies]] - [[Turducken]] - [[Chili]] - [[Pad Thai]] - [[Chipotle Pesto Pasta]] - [[Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing]] - [[Baked Ziti]] - [[Millionaire's Shortbread]]  
  
 
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Featured Cuisine:An introduction to cooking Vietnamese

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Brought to you by: Mich

I grew up eating Vietnamese food so my preferences are very much biased, but it is my favorite cuisine. There is such a variety of flavors, textures, styles. There are three main regions dividing the cuisine of Vietnam. Northern Vietnam is more traditional and is the birthplace of one of the more well-known Vietnamese dishes, phở. Central Vietnam is not too familiar to me except for the city of Huế where you will find my favorite soup, bún bò Huế. Finally, there is the South where you'll find a greater variety of ingredients and spices, more use of ingredients such as curry powder and coconut milk. Who knows why I'm even mentioning these regional distinctions because I don't know where every dish comes from.

I am by far not an expert. While I did absorb some things watching my family cook when I was young, I did not develop much interest in cooking until my college years and only started cooking Vietnamese food when I realized that living away from home, if I wanted to eat the foods I love, I needed to cook them myself. Over the years I've become comfortable with making a good number of dishes but I'm still figuring out the right balance for others. Any other Vietnamese cooks here, please chime in and share.

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So visit the Cooking Vietnamese and Mich will help you discover the basics of this fantastic cuisine. She introduces you to common ingredients, sauces and methods as well as a number of recipes from this fantastic flavourful cuisine.

What are you waiting for? Dive in and READ MORE


Previous Features: Pilipino Pood - Doro Wat (Spicy Ethiopian Chicken Stew) - Beef and Red Onion Chirashi Zushi - Home Baked Char Siu Bao (Hum Bao) - Great and Glorious Guide to Cheese - Fresh Pumpkin Gnocchi+ - Gyoza - Tiramisu - Pork loin and avocado molcajete - Four Cheese Calzones - Carne Asada and Guacamole - Rasp-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookies - Turducken - Chili - Pad Thai - Chipotle Pesto Pasta - Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing - Baked Ziti - Millionaire's Shortbread

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