Nguyen-ing Eats, Travels, and Finds

Sharing our "winning" favorites from around the world


February 2013

Indochine Adventurers Apply Within

Wet Market Hoi An, central Vietnam
Wet Market Hoi An, central Vietnam

One of the most frequently asked travel questions I get is about Vietnam…when to go, where to go, Continue reading “Indochine Adventurers Apply Within”

Restaurant Short List for Florence, Italy

While you enjoy the sights of Florence, make time for the good eats. Here’s my restaurant “short” list Continue reading “Restaurant Short List for Florence, Italy”

Lessons in Florence, Italy

Michaelangelo's David at Accademia
Michaelangelo’s David at Accademia

What they say is true! Florence (or Firenze to be proper) is beautiful and historic, and the art is pure insanity. Continue reading “Lessons in Florence, Italy”

Whole Meyer Lemon Bars with a Rosemary Shortbread Crust

How I love lemon bars. They are perhaps my most favorite dessert ever. Continue reading “Whole Meyer Lemon Bars with a Rosemary Shortbread Crust”

Romaine Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing and 5-Minute Eggs

I’m not usually a big fan of creamy dressings. I think it’s the Continue reading “Romaine Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing and 5-Minute Eggs”

When In Rome, Choose Your Restaurants Well

A trip to Rome could never be complete without delicious eats! But beware of tourist traps – they are everywhere and can ruin your day (and wallet). Continue reading “When In Rome, Choose Your Restaurants Well”

Suggestions For A Roman Holiday

Anah and I had less than 48 hours in Rome, but somehow saw most highlights without feeling overly scheduled. Continue reading “Suggestions For A Roman Holiday”

Marshmallows and Malted Hot Cocoa

When I was a little kid, my first ever introduction to marshmallows was in those packets of instant hot cocoa. Tiny little crunchy dehydrated marshmallow nuggets Continue reading “Marshmallows and Malted Hot Cocoa”

Homemade Double Vanilla Marshmallows

I have to admit. I have never been a big fan of marshmallows. Continue reading “Homemade Double Vanilla Marshmallows”

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